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
Why do Americans have worse health than do people in other high-income countries?
journalistsresource.org - 7/25/2014 5:29:33 PM
The United States spends 17.9% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health care, the most of any country in the world ... The United States has the lowest life expectancy at birth for both women (80.6 years) and men (75.6 years) compared to the other ...
The 5 best and worst states for a well-lived life
The Week Magazine - 7/29/2014 10:43:57 AM
The American version of the index quantifies the many socioeconomic differences that exist in the country, from state ... important ingredients for a happy life. Health is specifically defined as life expectancy at birth; education as a combination of ...
10 Countries With the Longest Life Expectancy
The Motley Fool - 1/10/2014 5:18:37 PM
I suspect there are multiple tangible and intangible factors at work here which are helping fuel this trend of improved life expectancy at birth. As The Huffington ... expectancy in nearly all of the world's 223 countries. The 10 countries with the longest ...
NZ ranks in top 10 of countries
New Zealand Herald - 7/27/2014 4:44:14 PM
New Zealand has retained its rank as one of the world's most developed countries. In the annual Human Development ... For New Zealanders, life expectancy at birth is 81.1 years, slightly lower than Australia's (82.5). Australia ranked second on the list.
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 5:06:20 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 ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 7:36:51 PM
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 ...
Life expectancy in India goes up by 7.9 years since 1990: UNDP report
Times of India - 7/24/2014 5:27:45 AM
Among the BRICS countries, only South Africa has a lower expectancy at 56.9 years, primarily due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. China's life expectancy is 75.3 years. The average for the whole world is 70.8 years, while among the developed countries with very ...
Countries with highest and lowest life expectancies for people born in 2013 charted
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2014 4:44:01 PM
Those that will live the longest are likely to be born in Monaco, where life expectancy at birth ... The countries nearer the black abyss have a lower life expectancy than the ones further away from it. The data was compiled from the CIA's World Factbook ...
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 ...
Life expectancy for Israeli men world’s 4th highest
The Times Of Isreal - 5/17/2014 9:18:44 AM
World Health Statistics 2014 puts the life expectancy at birth of Israel’s men at 80.2 ... and Luxembourg round out the list of leading countries. Israeli women did not crack the top ten, but in 2012, their life expectancy at birth was 84 years, which ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo Finance - 12/1/2013 11:56:49 PM
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 ... where residents live the longest, the number of ...
10 Countries With the Shortest Life Expectancy
The Motley Fool - 1/12/2014 1:17:02 AM
Yesterday, we examined the envy of the rest of the world: 10 countries with the longest life expectancy. Today, we're going to flip the table and examine the other point of view: 10 countries with the shortest life expectancy. As the World Health ...
Life expectancy improves in world's poorest countries
Jamaica Observer - 5/16/2014 8:15:29 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Life expectancy in the world's poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major improvements in infant health, the United Nations said yesterday. In its annual statistics ...
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 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 ...
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 ...