Indicator full name: Life expectancy at birth (years), females
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2016
Last updated: 15 June 2018
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.
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The joint monitoring framework (JMF) is used for reporting on indicators under three monitoring frameworks: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Health 2020 and the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2013–2020. The Regional Committee for Europe adopted the JMF in September 2018.
The majority of JMF indicators in the Gateway are linked to existing databases in the Gateway.
EUR/RC68/10 Rev.1 Briefing note on the expert group deliberations and recommended common set of indicators for a joint monitoring framework
EUR/RC68(1): Joint monitoring framework in the context of the roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, building on Health 2020, the European policy for health and well-being
Developing a common set of indicators for the joint monitoring framework for SDGs, Health 2020 and the Global NCD Action Plan (2017)
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