TABLE 1-1 Life Expectancy by Country

Country

1950

1980

2007

e0

e50

e80

e0

e50

e80

e0

e50

e80

Women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia

71.75

26.64

6.45

78.18

30.68

8.06

83.78

35.24

10.00

Canada

70.59

26.79

6.66

78.72

31.35

8.78

82.95

34.53

10.13

Denmark

71.52

26.19

5.65

77.18

29.82

7.70

80.53

31.95

8.74

England and Wales

71.31

26.38

6.05

76.76

29.29

7.46

81.73*

33.31*

9.25*

France

69.19

26.46

6.07

78.40

31.12

7.71

84.39

35.87

10.52

Japan

60.90

23.91

5.45

78.75

30.82

7.28

85.98

37.26

11.40

Italy

67.48

26.40

5.95

77.43

30.05

7.11

84.09*

35.23*

9.83*

Netherlands

72.59

26.92

6.00

79.14

31.31

8.04

81.89*

33.31*

8.92*

Sweden

72.44

26.48

5.72

78.85

30.91

7.67

82.95

34.10

9.23

United States

71.02

26.55

6.88

77.48

30.56

8.58

80.78

33.06

9.82

Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia

66.53

22.75

5.62

71.01

24.97

6.30

79.27

31.58

8.39

Canada

66.16

23.93

5.93

71.60

25.69

6.83

78.35

30.75

8.40

Denmark

69.10

25.06

5.45

71.17

24.78

6.25

76.13

28.45

7.24

England and Wales

66.51

22.51

5.03

70.74

24.07

5.72

77.46*

29.85*

7.78*

France

63.43

22.49

5.08

70.16

24.79

6.09

77.43

30.03

8.24

Japan

57.58

21.00

4.69

73.38

26.59

6.08

79.20

31.16

8.52

Italy

63.99

24.23

5.44

70.68

24.66

5.83

78.62*

30.58*

7.90*

Netherlands

70.32

25.79

5.77

72.44

25.49

6.45

77.63*

29.45*

7.13*

Sweden

69.83

25.07

5.45

72.78

26.03

6.14

78.92

30.69

7.63

United States

65.40

22.64

5.92

69.99

24.90

6.67

75.64

29.28

8.27

NOTE: e0 = life expectancy at birth; e50 = life expectancy at age 50; e80 = life expectancy at age 80.

*Data are for 2006.

SOURCE: Data from Human Mortality Database (http://www.mortality.org/ [accessed December 8, 2010]).



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