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Life Expectancy and fertility

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December 3, 2015 by wimvincken

There is a relationship between life expectancy and fertility. How higher the fertility rate, how lower the life expectancy. For those countries with a high life expectancy, the US scores 37 of the 194 countries in the world. In the top 10, we see only 3 European countries. For those countries with a high fertility rate, the US scores 127 from the 194 countries. Only African countries occupy the top 9 of the highest fertility rate. Afghanistan rates number 10.

Life Expectancy and Vertility

Life Expectancy and fertility

Here is the table with the top 20 countries based on life expectancy:

Country Life expectancy rank Life expectancy Years Fertility rank Fertility Rate
Japan 1 83.7 182 1.4
Switzerland 2 83.1 161 1.6
San Marino 3 83.1 170 1.5
Singapore 4 82.9 190 0.8
Italy 5 82.9 180 1.4
Andorra 6 82.7 184 1.4
Spain 7 82.6 169 1.5
Australia 8 82.6 140 1.8
Israel 9 82.5 67 2.7
Iceland 10 82.4 110 2
Luxembourg 11 82.2 153 1.6
Monaco 12 82.2 164 1.5
New Zealand 13 82.1 108 2
France 14 82 101 2.1
Canada 15 82 157 1.6
Cyprus 16 81.9 174 1.5
Sweden 17 81.8 125 1.9
Norway 18 81.8 128 1.9
South Korea 19 81.6 189 1.3
Netherlands 20 81.4 139 1.8

Here is the table with the top 20 countries with high fertility rate:

Country Life expectancy rank Life expectancy Years Fertility rank Fertility Rate
Niger 169 59.3 1 6.8
Burundi 181 56.2 2 6.1
Mali 178 57.2 3 6.1
Somalia 184 54.4 4 6
Uganda 174 58.5 5 5.9
Burkina Faso 173 58.6 6 5.9
Zambia 175 58.5 7 5.7
Malawi 168 59.6 8 5.6
Angola 190 51.7 9 5.4
Afghanistan 165 61.3 10 5.3
Mozambique 185 54.2 12 5.2
Nigeria 183 54.5 13 5.2
Ethiopia 146 64.7 14 5.2
Timor-Leste 139 66.9 15 5
Benin 171 58.8 16 5
Tanzania 159 62.7 17 4.9
Guinea 177 58.3 18 4.9
Sierra Leone 194 46 19 4.8
Cameroon 179 56.6 20 4.8
Liberia 161 62 21 4.7
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