Table 2.1Life Expectancy at Birth for World and UN Regions, 1960–2005

Region1960–691970–791980–891990–992000–04
World52.558.161.463.765.4
Sub-Saharan Africa42.446.349.047.645.9
Asia48.556.460.464.067.3
Europe69.671.072.072.673.7
Latin America and Caribbean56.860.964.968.371.5
Northern America70.171.674.375.577.6
Oceania63.765.869.371.574.0

Source: United Nations 2005.

From: Chapter 2, Levels and Trends in Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview

Cover of Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Feachem RG, Makgoba MW, et al., editors.
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