|Title||2009 Life Tables for Korea|
1. Life expectancy (Life expectancy at birth)
◎ The life expectancy at birth for males and females stood at 77 years and 83.8 years, respectively.
2. Life expectancy by age
◎ As of 2009, the life expectancy of 45-year-old males and females was 33.8 years and 40.1 years, respectively.
3. Probability of survival to a specific age
◎ The probability of survival to age 80 for male and female newborns in 2009 was 50.2 percent and 73.0 percent,
respectively. These figures increased by 17.0%p for males and 15.4%p for females.
4. Probability of dying from a specific cause of death
◎ The probability of dying from malignant neoplasms stood at 28.1 percent for newborn males and 16.7 percent
for newborn females.
5. Gains in life expectancy after elimination of major specific causes of death
◎ If 3 leading causes of death such as malignant neoplasms, cerebrovascular diseases and heart diseases were
eliminated from the causes of death, the life expectancy for newborn males and females in 2009 would go up by
8.7 years and 6.6 years, respectively.
6. Comparison with OECD member countries
◎ The life expectancy for male Koreans was 77.0 years, which was 0.6 higher than the average of OECD member
countries (76.4 years). The life expectancy for female Koreans was 83.8 years, which was 1.7 higher than
the OECD member countries (82.1 years).
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