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
"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 ...
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.
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 ...
10 Countries Where People Fear For Their Safety: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2013 9:29:52 PM
Last year, more than two-thirds of all people surveyed said they felt safe walking alone at night, according to a Gallup poll conducted in 134 countries. But in 31 countries, less than half the population felt this way. In Venezuela and South ...
10 countries where people fear for their safety
Marketwatch - 5/20/2013 12:57:28 AM
Last year, more than two-thirds of all people surveyed said they felt safe walking alone at night, according to a Gallup poll conducted in 134 countries. But in 31 countries, less than half the population felt this way. Internal conflict and ...
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 ...
Our 'wake-up' call from longer, sicker lives
Citywire.co.uk - 5/21/2013 9:31:41 AM
We're all living longer but Britons’ increasingly poor lifestyle choices could see our life expectancy gains fall away and the elderly living an increasing number of years in retirement in ill health. Life expectancy has steadily increased ...
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, since 2004 ...
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
Elly Mawson is representing the UK at the 2013 G(irls)20 Summit. The Summit brings together one girl, aged 18-20, from each G20 country to look at the G20 Leaders agenda thru the lens of the economic empowerment of girls and women. This is #6 in ...
Marktanalyse - Hungary in 2030: The Future Demographic
Financial Times Deutschland - 5/21/2013 1:49:22 PM
This decline will be driven by extremely low birth rates ... The population is ageing steadily and life expectancy is set to rise. In 2030, Budapest will still be the largest city in the country and all but one of the ten largest cities will grow between ...