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, 2014See also: Life expectancy at birth map
Injury deaths, life-expectancy gap between US and other high-income countries
Science Daily - 2/8/2016 11:54:08 PM
The United States experiences lower life expectancy at birth than many other high-income countries. Although research has focused ... from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database and calculated death ...
Preventable Injury Deaths Shorten Life Expectancy
News Max - 2/10/2016 8:28:20 AM
About half of the difference in life expectancy between the U.S. and other high-income countries like ... U.S. life expectancy at birth was 78.7 years, compared to 81.5 years in the U.K. and 82.6 years in France, according to World Bank data.
Guns, Cars And Drugs Explain Why Americans Die Younger Than Europeans
Tech Times - 2/10/2016 2:47:44 PM
... is about two years shorter compared with those who live in other high-income countries. World Bank figures reveal that as of 2012, the life expectancy in the U.S. at birth was 78.7 years. In the UK and France, life expectancy was 81.5 years and 82.6 ...
Preventable injury deaths shorten U.S. life expectancy
The Business Insider - 2/9/2016 1:15:51 PM
As of 2012, U.S. life expectancy at birth was 78.7 years ... Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database to calculate death rates by age, sex and cause for the U.S. and 12 high-income countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland ...
Want a Flexible Retirement? Here’s How 10 Countries Stack Up
Think Advisor - 2/2/2016 4:08:48 PM
In countries that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the average life expectancy at birth is more than 80 years. Increasing “health expectancy” means people are living more of those years in good health. With lower ...
Guns, drugs and cars cause life expectancy in U.S. to lag behind
New TechMedia - 2/9/2016 7:06:37 PM
The United States experiences lower life expectancy at birth than many other high-income countries. For this study, the researchers used data from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database and calculated ...
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 11:08:25 AM
"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 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 ...
Countries with highest and lowest life expectancies for people born in 2013 charted
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2014 11:10:34 PM
Those that will live the longest are likely to be born in Monaco, where life expectancy at birth is 90 acording to a new visualisation which plots the life expectancy for each continent. The worst country to ... the places in the world where life ...
Progress in the global war on poverty
The Christian Science Monitor - 2/7/2016 5:21:37 PM
In all, more than 60 developing countries around the world have seen a decline in the number of ... and success in fighting diseases, life expectancy at birth has increased from 50 years in 1960 to 65 years today. The biggest health gains have been ...
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 ...
Pope recalls angering German Chancellor Merkel by calling Europe 'barren'
dw.com - 2/9/2016 9:05:19 AM
Germany has one of the world's lowest birth rates, as fertility rates decline in Europe ... largely on account of the low fertility rate and increased life expectancy. Such demographic cahnges pose social challenges for the future, including the funding ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
24/7 Wall ST - 12/2/2013 11:59:48 AM
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.S. spends vastly more per capita on health care than any other ...
Best country in the world to live? Still Norway, according to the U.N.
CNN - 12/16/2015 5:12:53 PM
(CNN)When it comes ... The HDI measures countries in three basic areas -- life expectancy, education and income/standard of living. Norway earned high marks in all areas to get an overall score of 0.944. Its life expectancy at birth is 81.6 years, while ...
Health wrap: Hawaii's Big Island declares dengue emergency; China confirms first Zika case; Kenya may skip Olympics
Economic Times - 2/10/2016 12:17:24 PM
Preventable injury deaths shorten U.S. life expectancy About half of the difference in life expectancy between the U.S. and other high-income countries ... birth was 78.7 years, compared to 81.5 years in the U.K. and 82.6 years in France, according to ...