Tag: life expectancy
How has Increased Life Expectancy Affected the Experience of Childhood…?
Life expectancy in England and Wales has risen dramatically over the last 100 years, increasing from around 55 in 1920 to 80 today for men and from 60 to 83 today for women. … This means that children who grew up in the 1920s and 1930s would, on average, not have had the experience of…
Life Expectancy in England is Stalling
Life expectancy has been steadily increasing since 1900, but this trend seems to be stalling, according to the recent Marmot Review of Health Equity. You can clearly see the slow down in the increase in Life Expectancy for males and females in England in the two graphs below. For both males and females the graph…
Why are Americans Dying Younger?
Life Expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the last three years in a row, which is yet further supporting evidence that the United States might actually be a less developed country. The decline is driven by the increasing death rates in young Americans, aged between 25 to 64, which the main causes of death…
What’s the most valid representation of trends in Life Expectancy?
Here’s a dual line chart showing trends in life expectancy for males and females in the UK from 1948 to 2016…. The above chart is only one way of visualizing this data, starting at zero. It gives the impression of a steadily increasing life expectancy for both sexes, with little difference between them. Visualizing…
Exploring Inequality in Life Expectancy in the United Kingdom
What are the causes and consequences of low life expectancy in the UK?
Explaining the long term decrease in the death rate
Explaining the long term decrease in the death rate What are the Trends? The death rate has halved in the last century, declining from 19/1000 to 10/1000 today. In the first part of the century,most of this decrease was due to fewer children dying of infectious diseases, later on in the century, the continued decline…