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
Visualizing World Life Expectancy at Birth
Visual News - 1/7/2014 12:50:10 PM
Omani designer Marcelo Duhalde recently released the latest of his Miscellanea Infographics, this time visualizing the life expectancy one could hope for in the 195 countries around the world. It’s a simple graphic, but don’t let that get in the way of ...
World's oldest woman celebrates 116th birthday, gets letter from President Obama
Al.com - 5/24/2015 11:08:44 AM
The world's oldest woman turned 116 ... and through it all our country's spirit has endured — strengthened and enriched by each generation." Talley has been active all of her life and still lives in her own home - though her daughter moved in several ...
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 years from ...
How long will YOU live? Startling map reveals dramatic differences in life expectancy across the globe (and why you should move to Monaco)
Daily Mail - 11/30/2012 4:13:06 AM
This colour-coded map reveals the startling difference in life expectancies across 222 of the world ... countries with state-funded healthcare systems like Japan, Canada and the UK, which each have average life expectancies of over 80 years. Life ...
Doctors critical to identifying at-risk children
Jamaica Observer - 5/24/2015 1:10:26 PM
Speaking at a ceremony to celebrate World Family Doctor Day at Mandela Park in Half ... According to the Pan American Health Organization, life expectancy at birth in Jamaica is now 73.1 years," Sharp noted. Meanwhile, other speakers joined Sharp in ...
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 a recent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, an independent company with The Economist Group, the world's best places to be born in 2013 were the countries with some of the highest life expectancy rates at birth, including Australia ...
AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos
San Francisco Gate - 5/23/2015 7:38:10 PM
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends the opening session of the World Economic Forum at the King Hussien ... whether in terms of per capita gross domestic product or life expectancy or scientific publications per capita. Yet the political ...
Global Life Expectancy: Life Spans Continue To Lengthen Around The World, WHO Says
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 4:09:31 AM
That's dramatic," Colin Mathers, coordinator for mortality and burden of disease at the WHO, said as the organisation launched its annual world health statistics ... or at least no change, in life expectancy at birth. Even countries where people live ...
A world map of average life expectancy by country. How does your nation rank?
Io9 - 11/28/2012 2:45:24 PM
Here now to provide a some perspective on the matter of mortality is a variegated patchwork comprising 188 of the world's countries, with each nation color-coded in accordance with the average life expectancy of its citizens. Click here for a hi-res ...
Slices of Life: It’s a mall world
News Courier - 5/24/2015 2:11:52 AM
After giving birth, I quickly realized taking rug rats to the mall is ... When I do, I feel like a visitor to a foreign country who’s forgotten her passport — and the dress code. Mall shoppers are trendy hipster fashionistas. They wear make-up ...
Pope Francis praises Chilean mother who chose life for baby
California Catholic Daily - 5/24/2015 7:15:30 PM
Little Jose had come to be somewhat famous, even before his birth. People from all over the world had heard about his mother’s ... the International Day of the Unborn Child, people from many countries sent an “Open Letter” to the unborn Jose ...
Ireland becomes first country to vote in favour of gay marriage
Zee News - 5/23/2015 10:51:26 PM
Dublin: Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a "historic watershed" on Saturday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted ... that after the birth of her children, this was the happiest day of her life.
Life expectancy: Top 20 diseases Buhari’s govt must tackle
Vanguard - 5/4/2015 11:49:46 PM
According to a CIA world report as at August 2014, Life expectancy at birth of the total population of the country was put at 52.62 years. The report showed that female live longer than the male with 53.66 years and male 51.63 years. Also, a report World ...
Life expectancy up worldwide; Japanese women live longest
USA Today - 5/15/2014 3:54:48 PM
Japanese women have the world's longest life expectancy, 87 years ... thanks to advances against premature birth, birth complications and childhood infections. • In rich countries, fewer people are dying of heart disease and stroke before reaching ...
Life expectancy increases globally as death toll falls from major diseases
Science Daily - 12/16/2014 11:57:07 PM
Female life expectancy at birth increased by 6.6 years and male life expectancy ... and projections that it may soon become the world's most populous country, mortality trends there have global implications. In 2013, India accounted for 19%, or 10.2 ...