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Title
Title:
Life Expectancy
SubTitle:
Subregional level
Filename:  
sreg_life_expect
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Where good vital registration systems are in place, age-specific mortality rates are calculated by dividing recorded annual deaths in each age group by the estimated population of each age group. Otherwise, demographers make use of indirect estimation methods. The life expectancy is then calculated by applaying those rates to a fictitious group of e.g. 1000 new-borns and dividing the total number of years lived by 1000. In many developing countries, systems for registering deaths and births do not exist or are incomplete because of deficiencies in geographic coverage and/or events record taking. Many developing countries carry out specialised household surveys that estimate vital rates by asking respondents about births and deaths in the recent past. Estimates derived in this way are subject to errors due to inaccurate recollection by the respondents. Data available on the CD-ROM World Population Prospect: The 2000 Revision prepared by the Population division, Dpartement of Economic and Social affairs. http://www.un.org/esa/population/unpop.htm
Purpose:
Life expectancy and infant mortality data is the best way to asses health conditions in a country. Life expectancy is also strongly correlated with levels of development (at national and sub-national levels) because in the developing world health is heavily conditioned by the satisfaction of basic needs such as housing, nutrition, water supply, sanitation, etc.
Units:
Years
GEO Theme:
Socio-Economy
GEO Data Category:   
Health
Type:
Other Documents
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Human health
Free Keywords:
Health, life extectancy, subregional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
No reference for download
File Format:
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Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Subregion
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1990-1995, 1995-2000, ..., 2045-2050
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2002
Data Source:
World Pop. Prosp.
Data Provider:
UN Pop. Div.
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020111
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Weighted average
Weight factor:
Total Population
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
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General comments
Country notes:
Data for Mauritius include Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon. Data for Saint Helena include Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Data for China do not include Hong Kong. Holy See refers to the Vatican City State. Data for Australia include Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.
Definitions:
The average number of years people would be expected to live if the current mortality conditions (I.e age specific mortality rates) prevailed throughout their lives.
Comments:
Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).