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Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Life expectancy at birth
Maternal mortality ratio
Stillbirth rate
Neonatal mortality rate
Infant mortality rate
Under 5 mortality rate
Antenatal care coverage: 4+ visits
Antenatal care coverage: 8+ visits
Births attended by skilled health personnel
Postpartum care coverage for mothers
Postnatal care coverage for newborns
Exclusive breastfeeding for infants under 6 months
Coverage of first dose of measles vaccination
Stunting - short height for age under age 5
Wasting – low weight for height under age 5
Overweight - heavy for height under 5
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Child marriage before age 15
Child marriage before age 18
Female genital mutilation
Sexual violence by age 18 - female
Sexual violence by age 18 - male
Very early child bearing under age 16
Adolescent birth rate ages 15 to 19
Contraceptive prevalance rate, modern methods, all women
Demand satisfied for modern contraception
Communicable Diseases
New HIV infections
Antiretroviral treatment coverage
Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Condom use
New TB infections
New malaria infections
Non-Communicable Diseases
Mortality from non-communicable diseases
Suicide mortality rate
Current tobacco use among females aged 15 and over
Current tobacco use among males aged 15 and over
Harmful alcohol use aged 15 and over
Health Financing
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Density of health workers - physicians
Density of health workers - nurses and midwives
Density of health workers - pharmaceutical staff
Qualified obstetricians
Birth registration
At least basic drinking water
At least basic sanitation services
Open defecation
Implementation of AMRH Initiative

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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Life expectancy at birth
Full Unit: Age, years
Year-range of Data:2016
Source:WHO Global Health Observatory data repository
Link to Source:http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.688
Date Source Published:6th April 2018
Date Source Accessed:18th January 2019
Target Source: Proposal cited by WHO, 2016
Link to Target: https://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/2016/en/

The following countries had no data:
SADR, Seychelles

Alternative Data Sources
The target is taken from the target source as shown in the table on the left. This is the internationally agreed target for this indicator and country. Most targets are the same for all countries, but some may have different values for each country. Some indicators have no internationally agreed targets.

The threshold is taken from the same source where available. The threshold is an easier value than the target but shows good progress in achieving the target. For more details, go to ‘Find out more about indicator and sources’ via the Indicators page.

Life expectancy at birth

What does it mean ?

Life expectancy at birth is the number of years on average that a newborn could expect to live if they were to go through life exposed to the sex- and age-specific death rates that prevail at the time of their birth. This relates to a specific year and in a specific country, territory or geographical area.

Why does it matter ?

Life expectancy at birth is a reflection of the overall mortality level of a given population. It gives a summary of the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups, children, adolescents, adults and elderly.

How is it collected ?

The preferred data source for this indicator is civil registration with high coverage. For countries with no such data, other possible data sources are household surveys, population censuses and sample registration systems.

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More about indicator and sources

Interpolated data for single years are also available from UN DESA/Population Division, World Population Prospects 2017, available at https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/Download/Standard/Interpolated/

There is a proposal for a measure of premature mortality with a target of reducing the number of deaths before age 70 by 40% by 2030 globally and in every country. This proposed target is shown here and taken from the WHO 2016 report, 'Monitoring the health goal - Indicators of overall progress', available from this URL: https://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/2016/en/

More information on calculations

Life expectancy at birth is derived from life tables based on sex- and age-specific death rates. Life tables are a set of tabulations describing the probability of dying, the death rate and the number of survivors for each age or for each age group. The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN-IGME) estimates of neonatal, infant and under-five mortality rates are used. Three basic methods were used depending on the quality and availability of data.

For more information, visit: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/indicators/2015/chi_2015_24_life_expectancy.pdf?ua=1

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