US Life Expectancy by Age and Sex

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The dataset contains the life expectancy of US population across all ages from 2000 to 2015. Data is based on official estimates of life expectancy. The age pattern of mortality is based on life tables from the Human Mortality Database.

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Life expectancy at birth reflects the overall mortality level of a population. It summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups in a given year – children and adolescents, adults and the elderly. Global life expectancy at birth in 2015 was 71.4 years (73.8 years for females and 69.1 years for males), ranging from 60.0 years in the WHO African Region to 76.8 years in the WHO European Region, giving a ratio of 1.3 between the two regions. Women live longer than men all around the world. The gap in life expectancy between the sexes was 4.5 years in 1990 and had remained almost the same by 2015 (4.6). Global average life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s. Those gains reverse declines during the 1990s, when life expectancy fell in Africa because of the AIDS epidemic, and in Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The 2000-2015 increase was greatest in the WHO African Region, where life expectancy increased by 9.4 years to 60 years, driven mainly by improvements in child survival, and expanded access to antiretrovirals for treatment of HIV.

The World Health Organization (WHO) began producing annual life tables for all Member States in 1999. These life tables are a basic input to all WHO estimates of global, regional and country-level patterns and trends in all-cause and cause-specific mortality. After the publication of life tables for years to 2009 in the 2011 edition of World Health Statistics, WHO has shifted to a two year cycle for the updating of life tables for all Member States, and has moved towards alignment of this revision cycle with that of the World Population Prospects produced biennially by the UN Population Division.

Date Created

2016-06-15

Last Modified

2016-06-15

Version

2016-06-15

Update Frequency

Biennial

Temporal Coverage

2000-2015

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; World Health Organization;

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Source License Requirements

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Source Citation

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Keywords

Life Expectancy, Mortality, Specific Death Rate, Probability of Dying, People Left Alive, People Dying, Person Years Lived, Expectation of Life

Other Titles

Life Expectancy of United States Population by Age 2000-2015, Life Expectancy of United States Population by Sex 2000-2015, US Life Expectancy of Male and Female Population by Age 2000-2015

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
IndicatorInclude different criteria in the population: age-specific death rate between ages x and x+n, probability of dying between ages x and x+n, number of people left alive at age x, number of people dying between ages x and x+n, person-years lived between ages x and x+n, person-years lived above age x, expectation of life at age xstring-
GenderGender of the populationstring-
Age_GroupAge group for which different indicators are calculatedstring-
Year_2015Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2014Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2013Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2012Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2011Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2010Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2009Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2008Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2007Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2006Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2005Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2004Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2003Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2002Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2001Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Year_2000Different indicators for the yearnumberlevel : Ratio
IndicatorGenderAge_GroupYear_2015Year_2014Year_2013Year_2012Year_2011Year_2010Year_2009Year_2008Year_2007Year_2006Year_2005Year_2004Year_2003Year_2002Year_2001Year_2000
Specific death rateFemale1-4 years0000000000000000
Specific death rateFemale5-9 years0000000000000000
Probability of dyingMale100+ years1111111111111111
Specific death rateFemale10-14 years0000000000000000
Probability of dyingFemale100+ years1111111111111111
Specific death rateFemale15-19 years0000000000000000
Specific death rateFemale20-24 years0000000000000.001000
Specific death rate between agesMale1-4 years0000000000000000
Specific death rate between agesMale5-9 years0000000000000000
Specific death rate between agesMale10-14 years0000000000000000