• Life expectancy at birth (Line chart)
  • Life expectancy at birth (Map)
Data set notes
Indicators for Health 2020

Indicators: 49
Updated: 15 June 2018
Downloads: 1975


Health 2020 core indicators were agreed by the WHO European Region Member States for monitoring progress towards the Health 2020 targets. Some of these indicators are based on official WHO sources and other are based on non-WHO sources, such as UNESCO and UNDP. Data from WHO sources can be accessed and queried at national level, while data from non-WHO sources is available in aggregated form, for groups of Member States.

Further information: DIR@euro.who.int
Indicator notes
Targets and indicators for Health 2020 version 3:

European Health Information Initiative:

The European Health Statistics App:

(7) 2.1. Life expectancy at birth, disaggregated by sex

Life expectancy at birth reflects the overall mortality level of a population. It summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups – children and adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years a newborn could expect to live if he or she were to pass through life exposed to the sex- and agespecific death rates prevailing at the time of his or her birth for a specific year, in a given country, territory or geographical area

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