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Life expectancy at birth, 1960-2015

Source: World Bank ,


For selected countries, the graph enables a comparison to be made between the situation at the latest date (2015), with a 33-year gap between the lowest life expectancy (between 50 and 60 years for 8 African countries) and the highest (more than 80 years for 17 countries in Europe and Asia). It also shows some remarkable improvements with over 30 years of increased life expectancy for 30 countries. However, these national averages may conceal considerable differences within each country.


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