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
Israel has 8th highest life expectancy in the world
YNET News - 5/19/2016 6:55:24 PM
In 2015, the average world wide life expectancy at birth was 71. The country with the highest life expectancy is Japan, with an overall average lifespan of 86.8 years. Meanwhile, Switzerland has the highest male life expectancy rate at 81.3 years.
WHO Finds Dramatic Rise in Global Life Expectancy
Voice of America - 5/19/2016 9:58:31 AM
But the World Health Organization ... Switzerland, Iceland, Australia, Sweden, and Israel are the five countries with the highest life expectancy at birth, while Chad, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, Angola, and Sierra Leone are the lowest ranked.
Israel Among Top Five Countries on WHO 2015 Life Expectancy Chart
Jewish Press - 5/20/2016 9:00:04 AM
Only 22 countries around the globe have reached an average life expectancy at birth greater than 80 years, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory (GHO) data, which would suggest that if one is planning to retire abroad ...
Life expectancy worldwide has increased by 5 years
NYSE Post - 5/20/2016 2:29:21 PM
Human beings worldwide have an average life expectancy at birth of 71 years and are living an average ... Hunt says that our ranking continues to uphold Australia as a lucky country, for most. The "World Health Statistics 2016" provides a comprehensive ...
Global life expectancy increases by five years
BMJ - 5/19/2016 5:36:39 PM
On average, women live longer than men in every country of the world and in every WHO region. Overall, life expectancy in 2015 for females was 73.8 years and for males was 69.1 years. Globally, female life expectancy at birth passed that of males in the ...
Global life expectancy rose by 5 years between 2000 and 2015
Economic Times - 5/21/2016 1:06:26 AM
driven mainly by improvements in child survival, progress in malaria control and expanded access to antiretrovirals for treatment of HIV. Here's a list of countries with the highest and lowest life expectancy at birth...
Life expectancy in India on the rise, but quality health care services inadequate
Firstpost - 5/20/2016 9:28:42 AM
In 2015, life expectancy at birth was 68.3 years in India which breaks down ... the “massive progress” made around countering child mortality in the country. The WHO’s World Health Statistics is an annual publication since 2005 containing data ...
Women outstrip men by six years in life expectancy
The Portugal News - 5/27/2016 3:54:06 PM
The at birth life expectancy ... According to World Health Organisation data released last year, Portugal in 2015 experienced an average level of life expectancy running to 81.1 years that ranked the country 13th in the European table, level pegging ...
Armenia boasts highest life expectancy in Caucasus
PanARMENIAN Network - 5/24/2016 7:50:54 AM
PanARMENIAN.Net - The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the report World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals, according to which Armenia’s life expectancy at birth in 2015 was 74.8 years for both sexes.
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 ...
Swiss men top world life expectancy
lenews.ch - 5/20/2016 10:43:16 PM
Comparing low life expectancy countries with high ones highlights large differences in infant mortality. Every year, around the world, 300,000 women die during child birth or shortly after from birth complications and around 5.9 million children don’t ...
Swiss men and Japanese women live the longest lives in the world
wingatewire.com - 5/20/2016 9:24:32 PM
"The world has made great strides in reducing the needless ... Switzerland, Iceland, Australia, Sweden, and Israel are the five countries with the highest life expectancy at birth, while Chad, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, Angola, and Sierra ...
Blacks closing the gap in life expectancy
The Bay State Banner - 5/27/2016 12:05:02 PM
Significant are low birth weight, infant mortality and ... The United States prides itself in its advances in extending the life of its residents, but it pales beside the life expectancy of other developed countries. While the U.S is considerably ahead ...
A Glimmer of Good News: Widespread Gains in Life Expectancy at Birth
CATO Institute - 5/17/2016 2:22:46 AM
One of their most important findings is that over the twenty year period 1990 to 2010, life expectancy at birth increased everywhere for both men and women, from the most poverty-stricken counties to the most prosperous locales in the country. The rising ...