e0: United Nations Time Series of Life Expectancy

Description Usage Format Details Source References Examples

Description

Datasets containing the United Nations time series of the life expectancy (e0) for all countries of the world as available in 2017.

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Format

The datasets contain one record per country or region. They contain the following variables:

country_code

Numerical Location Code (3-digit codes following ISO 3166-1 numeric standard) - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_numeric.

name

Name of country or region (following ISO 3166 official short names in English - see https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#search/code/ and United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database - see http://unterm.un.org).

1950-1955, 1955-1960, ...

Life expectancy in various five-year time intervals (i.e., from 1 July in year t to 1 July in year t+5 such as the period 1950-1955 refers to the period 1950.5-1955.5 and the mid of the period is 1953.0). The e0*proj datasets start at 2015-2020. The e0*_supplemental datasets start at 1750-1755. Missing data have NA values.

Details

Datasets e0F and e0F_supplemental contain estimates for female historical e0; e0M and e0M_supplemental contain estimates for male historical e0. The *_supplemental datasets contain a subset of countries for which data prior 1950 are available. Datasets e0Mproj and e0Fproj contain projections of male and female e0, respectively. Datasets *80l, *95l are the lower bounds of 80 and 95% probability intervals, *80u, *95u are the corresponding upper bounds.

The historical dataset (e0F_supplemental.txt and e0M_supplemental.txt for female and male respectively) for 29 countries or areas covers the period 1750-1950 (including 20 countries with data since at least 1900) is based on a series for 5-year periods from the following sources: (1) University of California at Berkeley (USA), and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany). (2012). Human Mortality Database Available at www.mortality.org or www.humanmortality.de. Data downloaded on 9 Jan. 2012; (2) University of California at Berkeley (USA), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany), and Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques (France). Human Life-Table Database (2011). Available at www.lifetable.de. Data downloaded on 29 Dec. 2011; (3) Statistics Finland (2006). Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2006; (4) Hungarian Central Statistical Office (2006). Hungary Demographic Yearbook 2005; (5) Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (2012). Historical Statistics of Japan. Available at: www.stat.go.jp/english/data/chouki/; (6) Andreev E.M. et al. (1998). Demographic History of Russia 1927-1959. Informatika, Moscow.

Source

These datasets are based on estimates and projections of United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2017).

References

World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp

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