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

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in Slovak Republic was 77.21 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 77.21 in 2015 and a minimum value of 69.92 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 69.92
1961 70.25
1962 70.47
1963 70.59
1964 70.63
1965 70.60
1966 70.53
1967 70.42
1968 70.31
1969 70.21
1970 70.13
1971 70.10
1972 70.10
1973 70.13
1974 70.18
1975 70.24
1976 70.32
1977 70.40
1978 70.47
1979 70.52
1980 70.41
1981 70.63
1982 70.69
1983 70.48
1984 70.75
1985 70.73
1986 71.02
1987 71.09
1988 71.21
1989 71.03
1990 70.93
1991 70.88
1992 71.80
1993 72.45
1994 72.30
1995 72.25
1996 72.65
1997 72.70
1998 72.55
1999 72.90
2000 73.05
2001 73.40
2002 73.60
2003 73.60
2004 73.96
2005 73.90
2006 74.20
2007 74.21
2008 74.70
2009 74.91
2010 75.11
2011 75.96
2012 76.11
2013 76.41
2014 76.81
2015 77.21

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