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
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 12:12:51 PM
"In the United States, life expectancy at birth increased by almost nine years between 1960 and 2011, but this is less than the increase of over 15 years in Japan and over 11 years on average in OECD countries," according to the OECD. The report also ...
Life expectancy rises to new high in capital
ECNS - 6/30/2015 2:53:53 AM
The average life expectancy in China was 75 years in 2012, six years longer than it was in 1990, according to a report on global health released by the World Health Organization ... and also a result of the previous major birth peak in China, with couples ...
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 ...
Risk score developed for life expectancy of hospital patients
Science Daily - 6/29/2015 3:26:41 PM
The world's first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients, and their life expectancy within the next 30 days ... and care homes that are of relevance to nutrition. 59 countries -- from Albania to China, from India to the USA and ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 3:37:39 AM
A recent study by the United Nations shows that the United States still trails many of the world's countries when it comes to life expectancy. Life expectancy at birth refers to the number of years a newborn would be expected to live if current patterns of ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Countries with a good health care system ... they are currently the ninth longest-lived people in the world. 8. Hong Kong Life expectancy at birth (Years) – 82.12 Due to the well balanced and healthy diet maintained by the people of Hong Kong, rates ...
Is Marriage Good Or Bad For Your Weight? A Comparison By Countries
Science 2.0 - 6/29/2015 1:17:50 PM
Marriage is correlated with a positive influence on health and life expectancy. Researchers at the ... The differences between countries were surprisingly small. According to the World Health Organization, a normal body mass index is between 18.5 and ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
24/7 Wall ST - 12/2/2013 11:59:48 AM
Life expectancy in the U.S. has risen in the past few decades. 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 ...
Report: Where NC children live can predict their life expectancy
Sun Journal - 6/29/2015 10:00:24 PM
For those who grew up watching the idyllic world brought to life in black and white ... where residents have the longest life expectancy of any major country: an average of 81 years, according to the data cards released. “Across indicators we see that ...
Global Life Expectancy Increases by About Six Years
Wall Street Journal - 12/18/2014 12:03:06 AM
The rise in global life expectancy is mainly the result of dramatic advances in health care. In richer countries longer lifespans are spurred by a big drop in deaths related to heart disease, while poorer countries have seen big declines in the death of...
Is marriage good or bad for the figure? Comparative study of nine European countries
Medical Xpress - 6/29/2015 12:27:44 PM
It is generally assumed that marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy ... The differences between countries were surprisingly small. According to the World Health Organization, a normal body mass index is between 18.5 and 25.
Can Soccer Empower Canada's aboriginal Youth when The World Cup Leaves?
ESPN - 6/28/2015 11:56:07 PM
Edmonton is home this week to a Women's World Cup semifinal game that lives up ... at higher rates than the non-Aboriginal population. The birth rate, infant mortality rate and life expectancy at birth for Status Indians, a legal term for those First ...
Forget the G7, the world needs a new alliance to lead it in the 21st century
THE CONVERSATION - 6/30/2015 12:23:34 AM
Traditionally, the G7 countries enjoyed more than economic power. They were perceived as the most successful societies in the world – this gave them considerable ... s while enjoying a much higher life expectancy. Leading the rankings of well-being ...
Life Expectancy Around The World: How Healthy Is Canada Compared To Other Countries?
The Huffington Post - 12/17/2012 5:43:18 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 ...
U.S. life expectancy slowing compared with other countries, report says
The Seattle Times - 1/25/2011 6:30:53 PM
That’s good, but it still lags the average life-expectancy gains of 21 other countries. For U.S. women, life expectancy at birth increased by about three ... expenditures are already the highest in the world, hitting 15 percent of gross domestic product ...