While access to better healthcare increased the overall average life expectancy
in the United States from 73.8 years in 1980 to 79.1 years in 2014, that improvement was far from uniform across the country, a new study has found.
A girl born in the West Midlands is expected to have a life expectancy
, on average, of 82.9 years.
The borough also has the joint fourth lowest life expectancy
for baby boys, at 76.2 years.
The inequality between the local areas with the highest and lowest newborn life expectancy
has increased despite improvements across local areas over the last two decades.
The highest life expectancy
in Turkey was found in the northern Black Sea province of Giresun, with an average of 78.9 years.
"An important reason why global life expectancy
has improved so much is that fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday," Margaret Chan, WHO director general said in a statement.
Children born in 2012 have a life expectancy
six years longer than children born in 1990 as treatment for many serious diseases has improved.
The main goal of the study was to estimate life expectancy
, defined as the average number of additional years that a 20-year-old person will live if the death rate remains constant over that person's lifetime.
In Projecting the Effect of Change in Smoking and Obesity on Future Life Expectancy
in the united States (NBER Working Paper No.
CONCLUSIONS: Although age and life expectancy
often figured prominently in decisions to use screening, providers faced multiple barriers to discontinuing routine PSA screening.
In terms of screening, though there is significant controversy surrounding its value and need (Appendix A), those that do describe it often cite that patients should have at least a 10-year life expectancy
.[sup.4]-[sup.7] Accuracy and precision regarding life expectancy
are therefore important.
For the population aged 65, life expectancy
was estimated at 21 years for women and 17.4 years for men in the EU27 in 2010 and the number of healthy life years at 8.8 for women and 8.7 for men.
Blacks continue to have a shorter life expectancy
than whites in the United States (Wong et al.
The authors developed an autoregressive time-series model of infant mortality, life expectancy
, electricity consumption, and coal consumption for 41 different countries over the period 1965-2005.
View the most recent county-by-county life expectancy
rates and compare life spans over time with our two interactive maps.