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Health > Life expectancy Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

Definitions

  • 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 Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
Centenarians per 100,000 people 16.64
Ranked 12th.
20.97
Ranked 8th. 26% more than Switzerland
Date of information 2006 est. 2006 est.
Female 84.61
Ranked 5th. 3% more than United Kingdom
82.03
Ranked 30th.

Female healthy years 74.4 years
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than United Kingdom
70.9 years
Ranked 19th.
Healthy years 72.8 years
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than United Kingdom
69.6 years
Ranked 20th.
Inequality adjusted index 0.942
Ranked 4th. 4% more than United Kingdom
0.903
Ranked 23th.
Life expectancy at birth > Total 81.7 Number of years
Ranked 2nd. 3% more than United Kingdom
79.1 Number of years
Ranked 21st.
Male 79.83
Ranked 3rd. 3% more than United Kingdom
77.88
Ranked 17th.

Male healthy years 71.1 years
Ranked 2nd. 4% more than United Kingdom
68.4 years
Ranked 16th.
Men 80 years
Ranked 3rd. 3% more than United Kingdom
78 years
Ranked 21st.
Women 85 years
Ranked 4th. 4% more than United Kingdom
82 years
Ranked 30th.
Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females 2,100
Ranked 21st.
2,564
Ranked 9th. 22% more than Switzerland
Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males 3,488
Ranked 24th.
4,220
Ranked 15th. 21% more than Switzerland

SOURCES: 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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