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Table 2 Life expectancy at birth by region for selected periods

From: The rise of noncommunicable diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: challenges for public health policies

Region 1950–1955 1970–1975 1990–1995 2005–2010 2045–2050
World 46.9 58.8 64.8 68.7 75.9
More-developed regions 64.7 71.1 74.1 76.9 82.8
Less-developed regions 41.6 55.8 62.7 67.0 74.7
Sub-Saharan Africa 36.2 44.7 48.9 52.9 67.8
Africa 37.4 46.5 51.7 55.6 68.9
 Eastern Africa 37.0 45.9 47.9 55.9 71.6
 Southern Africa 44.7 53.5 62.0 51.9 68.1
Asia 42.2 57.7 65.4 70.3 76.9
 Eastern Asia 46.2 65.3 71.0 75.5 80.9
 South-Central Asia 37.4 50.7 60.1 65.5 73.7
Europe 63.6 70.6 72.6 75.3 81.3
 Eastern Europe 60.3 69.2 68.3 69.5 74.9
 Western Europe 67.7 71.8 76.5 80.2 85.9
Latin America and the Caribbean 51.4 61.0 68.9 73.4 81.8
North America 68.6 71.4 75.8 78.4 83.7
Oceania 60.4 66.4 72.5 76.8 81.7
  1. Source: UNDESA (2013)