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 ...
Global life spans continue to lengthen, WHO says
Reuters - 5/15/2013 8:23:02 PM
"The global life expectancy has ... The improvements in other risk factors have more than outweighed any adverse effect of increasing levels of obesity in high income countries."
Global life spans continue to lengthen
Health24 - 5/16/2013 6:10:01 AM
People are living longer than ever and "dramatic" gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization said. "The global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011. That's dramatic," Colin ...
Global life spans continue to lengthen, life expectancy rises to 70
GMA Network - 5/15/2013 7:47:15 PM
GENEVA - People are living longer than ever and "dramatic" gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. "The global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011.
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 ...
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.
10 Countries Where People Fear For Their Safety: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2013 9:29:52 PM
But in 31 countries, less than half the population felt this way ... By comparison, among developed countries at least 53% trust the government. Some of the nations where residents do not feel safe are among the world’s poorest, including ...
Life Expectancy Rises
FOX News - 5/17/2013 8:34:59 PM
Most of the improvement, due to lower child mortality rates bringing up the average. Life expectancy’s up, or the same, since 1990 in every country in the world except Libya, North Korea, South Africa, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe. Even the ...
Average Life Expectancy Now Stands at 81
Digital Chosunilbo - 5/20/2013 1:26:06 AM
A baby born in Korea in 2011 is expected to live to an average age of 81, the 17th-highest in the world and the same as those born in countries with exceptionally high standards of living like Germany and Finland. The World Health Organization's ...
10 countries where people fear for their safety
Marketwatch - 5/20/2013 12:57:28 AM
Based on data provided by Gallup, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 countries where people do not feel safe walking alone at night. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provided GDP per capita figures. Life expectancy figures were taken from the ...
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 ...
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 statistics agency said Tuesday. After years of dragging its heels on the HIV/AIDS crisis ...
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 ...
Education For All Children: The Secret To Changing The World
Forbes - 5/17/2013 3:20:01 PM
The Summit brings together one girl, aged 18-20, from each G20 country to look at the G20 Leaders agenda thru the lens ... Success will be a world with less poverty and hunger. According to new estimates released by the World Bank, although ...
Save the Children mothers' index: 10 worst countries in sub-Saharan Africa
The Guardian - 5/8/2013 7:52:34 AM
While the US scores well on the educational and economic status of women – 10th on both in the world – it is way behind ... Huge progress has been made across the developing world, but much more can be done to save and improve millions ...