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Definitions

  • 95 percent range: 95% range.
  • 95% range: 95% range.
  • Centenarians per 100,000 people: Amount of centenarians per 100,000 people in each country. Results were compiled by the UN, using estimates from 1950-2008.
  • Female: 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.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Male: 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.
  • Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Women: Life expectancy for women.
STAT China United States HISTORY
95 percent range (78.00-80.00) (80.50-80.60)
95% range (78.00-80.00) (80.50-80.60)
Centenarians per 100,000 people 3.63
Ranked 32nd.
17.3
Ranked 11th. 5 times more than China
Date of information 2006 est. 2006 est.
Female 74.89
Ranked 92nd.
81
Ranked 34th. 8% more than China

Inequality adjusted index 0.731
Ranked 82nd.
0.863
Ranked 33th. 18% more than China
Male 71.45
Ranked 66th.
76
Ranked 34th. 6% more than China

Men 72 years
Ranked 19th.
76 years
Ranked 30th. 6% more than China
Women 76 years
Ranked 30th.
81 years
Ranked 33th. 7% more than China

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy (Life expectancy at birth (years), Global Burden of Disease) (Das, Pamela; Samarasekera, Udani (2012). "The story of GBD 2010: a "super-human" effort" . The Lancet 380 (9859): 2067–2070. doi : 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)62174-6 . Wang, Haidong; Dwyer-Lindgren, Laura; Lofgren, Katherine T; Rajaratnam, Julie Knoll; Marcus, Jacob R; Levin-Rector, Alison; Levitz, Carly E; Lopez, Alan D; Murray, Christopher JL (2012). "Age-specific and sex-specific mortality in 187 countries, 1970–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010". The Lancet 380 (9859): 2071–2094. doi : 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61719-X ., ); Wikipedia: Centenarian (Centenarian populations by country) ("World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision" . United Nations. Retrieved 24 February 2013. "World Population Ageing 2009" . (PDF) ST/ESA/SER.A/295. Population Division – Department of Economic and Social Affairs. United Nations. October 2010. p.27. "Chapter 1: Setting the Scene" (PDF). UNFPA. 2012 . Retrieved 11 January 2013 .); Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy; (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables), (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Development Programme. Source tables; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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