Friday, February 4, 2011

The bright side of life expectancy?

This is a nice graph which illustrates effectively the variation in male life expectancy: how many years a newborn baby boy can currently expect to live.
Actually, no, its a horrible graph because it shows that in many parts of the world, especially sub-Saharan Africa, people don't live much beyond 40, about half what we can expect in rich countries.
For the raw data & the graph for females see here.

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