• Estimated life expectancy at birth (Line chart)
  • Estimated life expectancy at birth (Bar chart)
  • Estimated life expectancy at birth (Map)
Data set notes
European Health for All database

Indicators: 611
Updated: 15 June 2018
Downloads: 14829

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
Life expectancy at birth is derived from life tables and is based on sex- and age-specific death rates. Life expectancy at birth values from the United Nations correspond to mid-year estimates, consistent with the corresponding United Nations fertility medium-variant quinquennial population projections. For some countries, where deaths registration is known to be incomplete, these estimates may differ significantly from the directly calculated life expectancy based on the official mortality and population data as reported to the WHO.

For more detailed information on the methods used to calculate estimated life expectancy, see http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.wrapper.imr?x-id=65.
Country notes
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