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life expectancy drop in 2011

Q: Why does the world life expectancy decrease UNIFORMLY, SIMULTANEOUSLY, and WITHOUT EXCEPTION to any country in 2011?

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  • Ola (Official Rep) October 08, 2013 08:50
    First of all, you should keep in mind that these numbers are not exact. They are based on observations that are made in many different ways in different countries, and Life Expectancy is kind of "the sum of all death rates across all ages". The general tendency is though correct, that the chances of surviving at all age keeps increasing across the world. Second: There is actually one exception: Look at Syria
    May I ask: what was behind your question? Were you expecting more countries to move down in 2011? Which ones?
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