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
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 ...
10 Countries With the Longest Life Expectancy
The Motley Fool - 1/10/2014 6:15:53 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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries
The Atlantic Cities Place Matters - 1/7/2014 11:55:53 PM
These insights are crammed with dozens of others into "Life Expectancy at Birth," a fascinating new visualization ... and used it to chart expected lifespans for the various countries of the world. Each continent gets its own reckoning, and each nation's ...
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.
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo Finance - 12/1/2013 11:56:49 PM
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 ...
10 Countries With the Shortest Life Expectancy
The Motley Fool - 1/11/2014 3:51:32 PM
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 in U.S. is slowing compared with other countries
Ogden Standard-Examiner - 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 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 ...
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 ...
Alaskan life expectancy lags world's healthiest countries
Alaska Dispatch - 6/22/2011 11:56:27 PM
Americans -- particularly American women -- are collectively falling behind the world’s healthiest countries in life expectancy, according to a new study that analyzed the vital statistics of thousands of U.S. counties. In more than 80 percent of the ...
Education is leading the way in improving life expectancy around the world
Examiner - 5/29/2012 4:27:54 PM
We can see the actual causes of death for people in developed and developing countries when viewing the life expectancy at birth data provided by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Life expectancy at birth is ...