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
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
While in 1970 life expectancy at birth was 70.9 years, it rose to 78.7 year by 2011. However, most of the developed world is improving faster than this country. And despite the fact that the U.S. spends vastly more per capita on health care than ...
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 5:06:20 PM
U.S. expectancy in 2011 was 78.7 years, which is slightly below the OECD average of 80.1. For U.S. men, the average life expectancy is 76, while it's 81 for U.S. women. (At five years, this gap in life expectancy between men and women is smaller ...
Global Life Expectancy: Life Spans Continue To Lengthen Around The World, WHO Says
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 8:08:43 PM
"That's an average increase in life expectancy of 8 hours a day over the last 20 years." Global life expectancy at birth was 72 years for women and 68 years for men in 2011. A 60-year-old man could expect to live another 19 years and a woman of ...
Weekly 10: Top 10 Countries For Life Expectancy At Birth
open.salon.com - 7/29/2009 11:55:07 PM
With all the recent talk about healthcare in the news, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what countries have the longest life expectancy ... achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry.
The catastrophic cost of humans living longer: Extended life-expectancy is linked to loss of world's most endangered species
Daily Mail - 10/10/2013 3:40:08 PM
More animals and birds are becoming endangered as humans live longer, scientists have warned. Previously, deforestation, intensive farming and more tourists flocking to rare habitats had been blamed for the extinction of the some of the world's ...
Long to reign over us: Prince George's life expectancy is EIGHT years longer than boys born in Blackpool
Daily Mail - 7/24/2013 10:34:46 PM
Newborns in Westminster, home of St Mary’s Hospital where the prince was delivered on Monday, have a life expectancy of 81.2 years compared to just 73.8 years in Blackpool. The dramatic difference in life chances was laid bare by the Office ...
Life Expectancy Around The World: How Healthy Is Canada Compared To Other Countries?
The Huffington Post - 12/17/2012 10:43:57 PM
According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study, an intensive look at the life expectancies and prominent diseases ... The report found that infectious diseases, maternal and child illness, and malnutrition were decreasing worldwide for younger ...
World population gains more than a decade's life expectancy since 1970
Medical Xpress - 12/12/2012 11:54:18 PM
While overall life expectancy is increasing globally, the gap in life expectancy between countries with the highest and lowest ... In 2010, Japanese women had the highest life expectancy at birth in the world, at 85.9 years; for men, Iceland had the ...
Despite what’s being reported, life expectancy NOT improving for ATSI peoples – 1 in 3 dead by 45 years of age
thestringer.com.au - 12/7/2013 9:48:01 PM
Every Census we are told that the life expectancy rates are improving, that the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia is being bridged but at the same time we find ... the fact that there has been no inquiry is a tragic ...
Turkey life expectancy lowest among OECD nations
worldbulletin.net - 11/24/2013 1:06:33 PM
The report noted: “On average across OECD countries, life expectancy at birth for the whole population reached 79.7 years in 2010, a gain of almost 10 years since 1970. Japan leads a large group (including almost two-thirds of OECD countries) in which ...
2010 Average Life Expectancy by Gender, Race and Country
Suite101.com - 12/7/2013 11:56:52 PM
Does life expectancy depend on whether your are male or female, black or white, American or European? Find out which factors can affect how long you live. The average life expectancy in the United States is projected to be 78.3 for the year 2010 ...
Life expectancy in U.S. is slowing compared with other countries
Los Angeles Times - 1/24/2011 11:54:12 PM
For U.S. males, life expectancy at birth increased by 5.5 years from 1980 to 2006. That's good, but it still lags behind the average life-expectancy gains of 21 other countries. For U.S. women, life expectancy at birth increased by about three ...
US life expectancy lowest among industrialized countries
Global Research - 1/11/2013 11:54:31 PM
Male life expectancy in Switzerland, 79.33, was 3.69 years higher than that for US males. Compared with an average of the other countries, Americans also fared worse in at least nine health areas: infant mortality and low birth weight, injuries and ...
Life Expectancy Gains Are Slowing, Especially in the U.S.
Singularity Hub (blog) - 9/26/2013 3:06:38 PM
Gains in life expectancy have begun to slow. The United States, especially, lags behind. We have our growing income disparity to thank for pulling down the national average, according to a county-by-county analysis done by the University of Washington’s ...
Alaskan life expectancy lags world's healthiest countries
Alaska Dispatch - 6/22/2011 11:56:27 PM
Americans -- particularly American women -- are collectively falling behind the world’s healthiest countries in life expectancy, according to a new study that analyzed the vital statistics of thousands of U.S. counties. In more than 80 percent of the ...