3.1- Life Expectancy at Birth

Life expectancy at birth is used to measure status of the socio-economic development, quality of life, effectiveness of the healthcare services and the levels of mortality for countries.  It’s higher in more developed countries.

According to TURKSTAT data, in Turkey, life expectancy at birth was 78 years in general, 75.3 years for men and 80.7 years for women. In general, women appeared to live longer than men and the difference in life expectancy at birth was 5.4 years.

According to EUROSTAT (Statistics Office of the European Union) data, in 2015, life expectancy at birth was 80.6 years in general, 77.9 years for men and 83.3 years for women in the EU-28 countries[13].

TABLE 8- LIFE EXPECTANCY BY SEX AND AGE, 2014-2016

Age

Total

Male

Female

0

78.0

75.3

80.7

15

64.2

61.5

66.8

30

49.6

47.1

52.1

50

30.5

28.2

32.7

65

17.8

16.1

19.3

Source: TURKSTAT