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
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
... per capita are in the top 10 for life expectancy. This is especially true for pharmaceutical spending. Just three of the nations where life expectancy at birth is longest are among the OECD’s 10 largest pharmaceutical spenders per capita.
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 5:06:20 PM
Life expectancy in the United States ranks 26th out of the 36 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to a new report from the organization. U.S. expectancy in 2011 was 78.7 years ...
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 ...
Weekly 10: Top 10 Countries For Life Expectancy At Birth
open.salon.com - 7/29/2009 11:55:07 PM
With all the recent talk about healthcare in the news, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what countries have the longest life expectancy ... achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry.
The catastrophic cost of humans living longer: Extended life-expectancy is linked to loss of world's most endangered species
Daily Mail - 10/10/2013 3:40:08 PM
The study examined a combination of 15 social and ecological variables, including life expectancy,across 100 countries which included approximately 87 per cent of the world's population, 43 per cent of the global GDP per capita and 74 per cent ...
Despite what’s being reported, life expectancy NOT improving for ATSI peoples – 1 in 3 dead by 45 years of age
thestringer.com.au - 12/7/2013 9:48:01 PM
The life expectancy averages that are being ... we may find that they can expect to live only into their fifties, while in the Northern Territory and other remote communities they can expect to live into their forties. Half-lives, but this narrative is not ...
Britain's poor 'will die before they retire' if pension reforms aren't matched by health improvements
The Independent - 12/6/2013 3:58:26 PM
Thousands of Britain’s poorest people “will be dead before they can retire” if sweeping pension reforms are not matched by urgent action on health inequalities between rich and poor, experts have said. Plans to raise the basic state pension age to 70 ...
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 ...
Long to reign over us: Prince George's life expectancy is EIGHT years longer than boys born in Blackpool
Daily Mail - 7/24/2013 10:34:46 PM
Newborns in Westminster, home of St Mary’s Hospital where the prince was delivered on Monday, have a life expectancy of 81.2 years compared to just 73.8 years in Blackpool. The dramatic difference in life chances was laid bare by the Office ...
World population gains more than a decade's life expectancy since 1970
Medical Xpress - 12/12/2012 11:54:18 PM
While overall life expectancy is increasing globally, the gap in life expectancy between countries with the highest and lowest ... In 2010, Japanese women had the highest life expectancy at birth in the world, at 85.9 years; for men, Iceland had the ...
2010 Average Life Expectancy by Gender, Race and Country
Suite101.com - 12/5/2013 11:59:14 PM
Does ... Disease Control have recently (October 2010) come out with a study showing that Hispanics tend to live 2.5 years longer than whites on average, and 7.7 years longer than blacks. This came as a surprise to researchers because many ...
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 ...
Turkey life expectancy lowest among OECD nations
worldbulletin.net - 11/24/2013 1:06:33 PM
The report noted: “On average across OECD countries, life expectancy at birth for the whole population reached 79.7 years in 2010, a gain of almost 10 years since 1970. Japan leads a large group (including almost two-thirds of OECD countries) in which ...
US life expectancy lowest among industrialized countries
Global Research - 1/11/2013 11:54:31 PM
Male life expectancy in Switzerland, 79.33, was 3.69 years higher than that for US males. Compared with an average of the other countries, Americans also fared worse in at least nine health areas: infant mortality and low birth weight, injuries and ...
U.S. life expectancy slowing compared with other countries, report says
seattletimes.com - 1/24/2011 11:54:12 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 ... U.S. medical expenditures are already the highest in the world, hitting 15 percent of gross ...