Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy is a statistical estimate or average that reflects the mortality level of a population.

Why This Matters
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) life expectancy “summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups in a given year.” Measuring life expectancy allows individuals to analyze trends and make comparisons with the past. Measuring life expectancy insinuates a countries development, access to basic services and health care. High life expectancies over years show individuals a country can reach an ageing population which insinuate a high quality of life whereas low life expectancies hint that there is a need to focus on the quality of life within that country. Life expectancy contributes to the Human Development Index which is a great indicator used to measure social achievement.

Data Source
Data collected and analyzed by World Data Bank



Life Expectancy in the Sustainable Development Goals

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