Rehana Siddiqui is Research Economist and Mir Annice Mahmood is Senior Faculty Member, respectively at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad Table 1 Gains in Life Expectancy and Infant Mortality during 1960-90 Mean 1990 1970 1960 Life Expectancy at Birth
LIC 60.06 52.82 39.60 HIC 74.696 69.70 58.846 Infant Mortality LIC 73.93 113.61 168.96 HIC 15.74 28.13 93.37 Gain 1960-90 1970-90 1960-70 Life Expectancy at Birth
LIC 20.46 7.24 13.22 HIC 15.85 4.996 10.854 Infant Mortality LIC -95.03 -39.68 -55.35 HIC -77.63 -12.38 -65.24 Source: World Bank Development Report (Various Issues).
Among the key findings: Australia leads the developed world in low youth smoking rates, the amount of time parents spend with their children daily and average life expectancy at birth
. Rates of alcohol abuse and illicit drug use by young people have dropped.
For females, life expectancy at birth
was highest in PURBECK at 86.6 years and lowest in Manchester where females could expect to live for 79.5 years.
Nationally the average life expectancy at birth
now stands at 78.2 years for men and 82.3 years for women.
In 2008, the EU life expectancy at birth
was 82.4 years in women and 76.4 years in men, which means a gap of 6 years.
Released by the National Center for Health Statistics in October, the report found life expectancy at birth
for the total U.S.
He also out pointed that the rise in cases of diabetes in Tunisia is due more particularly to a settled way of life, to the improvement of the purchasing power and to the rising life expectancy at birth
For the period of 2006-2007, life expectancy at birth
was estimated at 78.3 years for males and 81.9 years for females.
The report ranks countries on the basis of their performance on three variables, namely life expectancy at birth
, education and income on purchasing power parity basis (PPP).
Underlying factors for HDI showed that in Gross Domestic Product per capita Bahrain had moved up 16 places, from 33 in 2007 to 17; in primary, secondary and tertiary education Bahrain had moved up 13 places, from 40 in 2007 to 27; and in life expectancy at birth
Bahrain had moved up one place from 44 in 2007 to 45.
In the period between 1991-93 and 2005-07, life expectancy at birth
improved in all countries and regions of the UK.
Life expectancy at birth
will rise from 76.7 years in 2004 to 81.4 years in 2031 for men, and from 81.1 years in 2004 to 85.0 years in 2031 for women.