Life Expectancy – USA is #36 — Surprised ?

WOW, the United States of America is #36 on the list of countries by life expectancy!

  • This is a list of countries by life expectancy at birth, 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. Each entry includes total population as well as the male and female components.
  • Figures are from the CIA World Factbook 2009[1] and from the 2006 revision of the United Nations World Population Prospects report, for 2005–2010.[2]

List by the United Nations (2005-2010)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy

 

Rank Country (State/territory) Life expectancy at birth (years)
Overall
Life expectancy at birth (years)
Male
Life expectancy at birth (years)
Female
1  Japan 82.6 79.0 86.1
2  Hong Kong ( China) 82.2 79.4 85.1
3  Iceland 81.8 80.2 83.3
4  Switzerland 81.7 79.0 84.2
5  Australia 81.2 78.9 83.6
6  Spain 80.9 77.7 84.2
7  Sweden 80.9 78.7 83.0
8  Israel 80.7 78.5 82.8
9  Macau ( China) 80.7 78.5 82.8
10  France (metropolitan) 80.7 77.1 84.1
11  Canada 80.7 78.3 82.9
12  Italy 80.5 77.5 83.5
13  New Zealand 80.2 78.2 82.2
13  Norway 80.2 77.8 82.5
15  Singapore 80.0 78.0 81.9
16  Austria 79.8 76.9 82.6
16  Netherlands 79.8 77.5 81.9
18  Martinique ( France) 79.5 76.5 82.3
18  Greece 79.5 77.1 81.9
20  Belgium 79.4 76.5 82.3
20  Malta 79.4 77.3 81.3
20  United Kingdom 79.4 77.2 81.6
20  Germany 79.4 76.5 82.1
20  U.S. Virgin Islands ( US) 79.4 75.5 83.3
25  Finland 79.3 76.1 82.4
26  Guadeloupe ( France) 79.2 76.0 82.2
27 Channel Islands ( Jersey and  Guernsey) ( UK) 79.0 76.6 81.5
27  Cyprus 79.0 76.5 81.6
29  Ireland 78.9 76.5 81.3
30  Costa Rica 78.8 76.5 81.2
31  Puerto Rico ( US) 78.7 74.7 82.7
31  Luxembourg 78.7 75.7 81.6
31  United Arab Emirates 78.7 77.2 81.5
34  South Korea 78.6 75.0 82.2
34  Chile 78.6 75.5 81.5
36  Denmark 78.3 76.0 80.6
36  Cuba 78.3 76.2 80.4
36

 United States

78.3

75.6

80.8

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