Definition: This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Life expectancy at birth map
Global Life Expectancy: Life Spans Continue To Lengthen Around The World, WHO Says
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 8:08:43 PM
But everywhere else saw an improvement, or at least no change, in life expectancy at birth. Even countries where people live longest have managed to keep eking out a few more years, suggesting that humans have not yet reached a natural limit to ...
Ghana’s life expectancy of 58-years is of a 3rd world country
Spy Ghana - 5/13/2013 10:55:44 PM
Even the country’s life expectancy of 58-years, he said, is that of a third-world country. In terms of global competitiveness, he said it is “terrible” that Ghana ranks 114 out of 142 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report, “because we have ...
WHO Report: Average Chinese Life Expectancy Reaches 76
womenofchina.cn - 5/17/2013 7:13:15 AM
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its annual World Health Statistics report in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 15, 2013, according to which the average life span of Chinese people reached 76 years in 2011. The figure means that Chinese now enjoy "a ...
Japan still tops in life expectancy
Japan Times - 5/16/2013 2:59:44 PM
GENEVA – Japan retained the top spot in terms of average life expectancy for both sexes in 2011, tying with Switzerland and San Marino, a republic surrounded by Italy, the World Health Organization said in a report released Wednesday.
Dr. Murray Feingold: Study on unnecessary surgeries, life expectancy and skin cancer
dansvilleonline.com - 5/7/2013 10:12:44 PM
A recent article reported another example of unnecessary surgery that does not get the attention it deserves -- surgery performed on individuals with a limited life expectancy who also ... the care of children born with birth defects, mental retardation ...
Save the Children mothers' index: 10 worst countries in sub-Saharan Africa
The Guardian - 5/8/2013 7:52:34 AM
The charity scores countries on maternal health ... The riskiest day of a child's life is the day of its birth, says Save the Children: 1 million die on that day every year. The most dangerous place to be born, the index shows, is Somalia ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
The United States comes in at a disappointing 30 on the Mothers' Index for 2013. Maternal and child mortality are shockingly high for an industrialized country. U.S. women are 10 times as likely as women in Estonia, Greece, or Singapore to die ...
World’s largest HIV treatment program finally reducing AIDS-related deaths in South Africa
Raw Story - 5/14/2013 8:24:13 PM
One in ten South Africans is HIV positive but AIDS-related deaths are falling as ramped-up treatment begins to have an impact, the country’s official ... drop in AIDS-related deaths. Average life expectancy has also increased to 59.6 years ...
Does Location Affect Your Pet’s Life Expectancy?
Care2 (blog) - 5/9/2013 4:26:46 PM
That is, you’re lucky you were born into a well-to-do family as opposed to a war-torn Third World country. The same can be said for pets. According to a study just released by Banfield Pet Hospital, the 2013 State of Pet Health Report, our pets ...
World’s Mothers Report: We Need To Lower Newborn Deaths
Time - 5/7/2013 2:27:27 PM
However, newborn mortality rates have proved more stubborn: 43% of child deaths occur during a baby’s first month of ... recommend steroid injections for women undergoing preterm labor in order to lower deaths in premature babies from ...
More US Babies Die On Birth Day Than In Rest Of Industrialized World
Eurasia Review - 5/7/2013 6:23:40 PM
The United States ranks as the 30th best place to be a mother, just above Japan and South Korea—but below all of Western Europe, Australia ... has 60 percent of all first-day deaths, but only 38 percent of live births. Approximately 11,300 U.S. babies ...
Retiring at age 65: An archaic idea that doesn’t fit into today’s world
FINWEEK - 4/30/2013 10:53:51 AM
With enormous advances in modern medicine, nowadays we tend to live a lot longer. Worldwide in 2010, the average life expectancy at birth was 68 years, with countries like Japan, Australia and Canada coming in at 80-plus, the UK at 80 and the US at 78.
At a glance: About Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated and poorest nations
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/12/2013 2:00:03 PM
14.3 million people Life expectancy: 70 Place on United Nations Human Development Index: 146 of 187 countries Gross domestic product: $111.9 billion, about the same as Utah Income per person: $1,940 per year History: Controlled by the British as ...
REPORT: The U.S Has The Highest First-Day Infant Death Rate In The Industrialized World
Think Progress - 5/7/2013 4:36:18 PM
In fact, the United States’ rate of first-day infant death is 50 percent more than all the other industrialized countries in the report combined. Many babies who die at birth were born ... The first day of life is the most dangerous day ...
Health gap between countries is narrowing, but challenges remain – UN report
thepresidentpost.com - 5/17/2013 4:50:05 AM
The health gap between poor and rich countries has narrowed significantly over the past two decades according to a United Nations report released today, which stresses that in spite of this progress, challenges still remain to achieve the health targets of ...