Kyrgyz Republic - Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in Kyrgyz Republic was 70.65 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 70.65 in 2015 and a minimum value of 56.13 in 1960.

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: Derived from male and female life expectancy at birth from sources such as: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demograp

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Year Value
1960 56.13
1961 56.56
1962 57.00
1963 57.44
1964 57.88
1965 58.32
1966 58.74
1967 59.15
1968 59.54
1969 59.90
1970 60.24
1971 60.55
1972 60.84
1973 61.09
1974 61.33
1975 61.56
1976 61.80
1977 62.04
1978 62.30
1979 62.59
1980 62.90
1981 63.26
1982 63.66
1983 64.08
1984 64.50
1985 64.92
1986 65.29
1987 65.61
1988 65.86
1989 67.91
1990 68.30
1991 68.55
1992 68.10
1993 67.19
1994 66.04
1995 65.79
1996 66.54
1997 66.89
1998 67.05
1999 68.66
2000 68.56
2001 68.71
2002 68.16
2003 68.26
2004 68.15
2005 67.96
2006 67.70
2007 67.90
2008 68.45
2009 69.10
2010 69.30
2011 69.60
2012 70.00
2013 70.20
2014 70.40
2015 70.65

Development Relevance: Mortality rates for different age groups (infants, children, and adults) and overall mortality indicators (life expectancy at birth or survival to a given age) are important indicators of health status in a country. Because data on the incidence and prevalence of diseases are frequently unavailable, mortality rates are often used to identify vulnerable populations. And they are among the indicators most frequently used to compare socioeconomic development across countries.

Limitations and Exceptions: Annual data series from United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects are interpolated data from 5-year period data. Therefore they may not reflect real events as much as observed data.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Life expectancy at birth used here is the average number of years a newborn is expected to live if mortality patterns at the time of its birth remain constant in the future. It reflects the overall mortality level of a population, and summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups in a given year. It is calculated in a period life table which provides a snapshot of a population's mortality pattern at a given time. It therefore does not reflect the mortality pattern that a person actually experiences during his/her life, which can be calculated in a cohort life table. High mortality in young age groups significantly lowers the life expectancy at birth. But if a person survives his/her childhood of high mortality, he/she may live much longer. For example, in a population with a life expectancy at birth of 50, there may be few people dying at age 50. The life expectancy at birth may be low due to the high childhood mortality so that once a person survives his/her childhood, he/she may live much longer than 50 years.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality