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Health > Life expectancy Stats: compare key data on Ireland & United States

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.
  • Female healthy years: Number of years of life while 'healthy', as defined by the OECD. Estimates for 2001. See source for details.
  • Healthy years: Estimated number of years of life while healthy, as defined by the OECD. Estimates for 2001. See source for details.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Total: Life expectancy measures how long on average people would live based on a given set of age-specific death rates. However, the actual age-specific death rates of any particular birth cohort cannot be known in advance. If age-specific death rates are falling (as has been the case over the past decades in OECD countries), actual life spans will be higher than life expectancy calculated with current death rates.
  • 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.
  • Male healthy years: Number of years of life while 'healthy', as defined by the OECD. Estimates for 2001. See the source for details.
  • Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females: Female YPLL. Years lost to premature death. 

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males: Male YPLL.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

STAT Ireland United States HISTORY
95 percent range (81.90-82.40) (80.50-80.60)
95% range (81.90-82.40) (80.50-80.60)
Centenarians per 100,000 people 2.48
Ranked 36th.
17.3
Ranked 11th. 7 times more than Ireland
Date of information 2005 est. 2006 est.
Female 82.3
Ranked 27th. 2% more than United States
81
Ranked 34th.

Female healthy years 70.4 years
Ranked 21st. 2% more than United States
68.8 years
Ranked 24th.
Healthy years 69 years
Ranked 21st. 2% more than United States
67.6 years
Ranked 22nd.
Inequality adjusted index 0.915
Ranked 16th. 6% more than United States
0.863
Ranked 33th.
Life expectancy at birth > Total 79.7 Number of years
Ranked 15th. 2% more than United States
77.8 Number of years
Ranked 24th.
Male 77.53
Ranked 21st. 2% more than United States
76
Ranked 34th.

Male healthy years 67.6 years
Ranked 21st. 2% more than United States
66.4 years
Ranked 22nd.
Men 78 years
Ranked 22nd. 3% more than United States
76 years
Ranked 30th.
Women 83 years
Ranked 21st. 2% more than United States
81 years
Ranked 33th.
Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females 2,289
Ranked 15th.
3,633
Ranked 3rd. 59% more than Ireland
Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males 4,008
Ranked 20th.
6,291
Ranked 5th. 57% more than Ireland

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.; OECD; United Nations Development Programme. Source tables; OECD Country statistical profiles 2009; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Years of potential life lost (By country)

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