Life Expectancy Figures: The Best and the Worst

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A recent report published by World Health Organization: "World Health Statistics, 2009" shows the life expectancy statics for various countries.

Japan tops the country where people lives the longest,while Sierra Leone occupies the last rank, which is half of what people live in japan. While an average japanese lives for 82 years,citizens of Sierra Lone lives up to an average age of 41 years.

The report shows that children younger than 5 account for nearly 20% of the world's deaths, and that child mortality is a major reason for the wide range in life expectancy among countries.

The World Health Organization's new report is based on data from 2007, the most recent year for which global life expectancy statistics are available.

The report shows that 14 countries had life expectancies of at least 81 years. Here are those countries, along with their life expectancy for babies born in 2007:

* Japan: 83
* Australia, Iceland, Italy, San Marino: 82
* Andorra, France, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden: 81

At the other end of the life expectancy spectrum, 15 countries had life expectancy below age 50. Here are those countries and their life expectancy for babies born in 2007:

* Sierra Leone: 41
* Afghanistan: 42
* Lesotho, Zimbabwe: 45
* Chad, Zambia: 46
* Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Swaziland, Uganda: 48
* Burkina Faso, Burundi, Mali: Nigeria 49

See the entire report here


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