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Table 3 Adult probabilities of dying, and life expectancy at birth: range, by calendar period and sex

From: Life tables for global surveillance of cancer survival (the CONCORD programme): data sources and methods

  Probability (%) of dying between exact ages:  
15 and 60 years 60 and 85 years 85 and 99 years Life expectancy at birth (years)
1995–99 2005–09 1995–99 2005–09 1995–99 2005–09 1995–99 2005–09
Continent Lowest Highest Range Lowest Highest Range Lowest Highest Range Lowest Highest Range Lowest Highest Range Lowest Highest Range Lowest Highest Range Lowest Highest Range
AFRICA
 All areas
  Males 14.5 54.1 39.6 12.9 65.8 52.9 80.7 94.3 13.7 78.7 93.9 15.2 98.5 100.0 1.4 98.0 100.0 1.9 45.9 70.3 24.4 45.0 72.1 27.2
  Females 8.7 52.2 43.4 7.6 66.2 58.6 67.0 93.7 26.7 63.8 93.5 29.7 98.2 100.0 1.8 95.2 100.0 4.8 47.2 75.2 28.0 45.4 76.8 31.4
 East, West and South
  Males 32.0 54.1 22.1 21.4 65.8 44.4 88.2 94.3 6.1 80.0 93.9 14.0 98.5 100.0 1.4 98.0 100.0 1.9 45.9 55.4 9.5 45.0 68.6 23.7
  Females 27.8 52.2 24.4 10.5 66.2 55.7 77.0 93.7 16.7 63.8 93.5 29.7 98.2 100.0 1.8 95.2 100.0 4.8 47.2 60.4 13.2 45.4 75.7 30.4
 North
  Males 14.5 18.3 3.8 12.9 17.1 4.2 80.7 82.9 2.3 78.7 82.1 3.4 99.5 99.7 0.3 99.4 99.6 0.2 67.1 70.3 3.2 68.6 72.1 3.6
  Females 8.7 13.9 5.2 7.6 12.9 5.3 67.0 77.1 10.1 64.6 75.9 11.3 99.0 99.7 0.7 98.9 99.6 0.7 70.2 75.2 5.0 71.6 76.8 5.1
AMERICA (CENTRAL AND SOUTH)
 All areas
  Males 13.8 27.5 13.7 12.2 25.4 13.2 55.9 79.6 23.7 51.4 79.9 28.5 81.9 99.4 17.5 87.4 99.7 12.2 63.6 74.0 10.4 65.8 76.3 10.5
  Females 6.7 14.0 7.3 5.8 12.6 6.8 45.2 66.6 21.5 41.5 66.2 24.8 82.8 99.1 16.3 85.2 99.1 13.9 69.6 81.2 11.7 71.4 82.6 11.2
AMERICA (NORTH)
 All areas
  Males 10.5 17.0 6.5 8.5 26.3 17.8 62.9 77.4 14.5 54.4 76.9 22.5 92.2 99.5 7.3 92.0 99.1 7.1 72.0 76.3 4.4 67.1 78.9 11.8
  Females 6.0 10.3 4.4 5.2 15.3 10.1 45.3 60.8 15.5 38.1 70.0 31.9 79.6 92.9 13.3 81.6 98.4 16.8 76.3 81.9 5.6 73.4 83.4 10.0
ASIA
 All areas
  Males 7.9 30.7 22.8 7.1 31.7 24.6 60.8 89.2 28.4 55.2 88.2 33.0 91.9 99.6 7.7 88.5 99.8 11.3 60.5 78.0 17.5 63.0 79.7 16.7
  Females 4.4 20.8 16.4 3.7 17.5 13.8 37.9 80.8 42.9 31.5 78.9 47.4 87.0 99.6 12.6 83.5 99.6 16.1 62.6 84.3 21.7 66.2 86.2 20.0
 East
  Males 8.6 19.8 11.2 7.3 31.7 24.5 60.8 89.2 28.4 55.2 88.2 33.0 93.6 99.5 5.9 92.0 99.8 7.9 70.6 78.0 7.4 64.5 79.7 15.2
  Females 4.4 11.1 6.7 3.7 15.1 11.4 37.9 70.5 32.6 31.5 78.9 47.4 87.0 97.6 10.6 83.5 99.4 15.9 76.0 84.3 8.3 73.2 86.2 12.9
 South
  Males 17.0 30.7 13.7 14.5 27.3 12.7 68.2 85.9 17.7 65.1 83.9 18.8 91.9 99.6 7.7 88.5 99.6 11.1 60.5 73.2 12.7 63.0 75.1 12.1
  Females 8.2 20.8 12.7 6.6 17.5 10.9 62.4 80.8 18.4 56.1 77.6 21.5 96.0 99.6 3.6 92.3 99.6 7.3 62.6 77.7 15.1 66.2 80.2 14.0
 West
  Males 7.9 15.3 7.4 7.1 13.8 6.7 65.5 81.3 15.8 58.2 79.6 21.4 93.1 99.6 6.5 94.2 99.6 5.4 70.1 76.7 6.6 71.4 79.1 7.7
  Females 5.6 11.8 6.2 4.4 10.4 5.9 53.8 74.1 20.4 46.3 71.3 25.0 92.4 99.5 7.2 87.3 99.4 12.1 72.9 80.8 7.9 74.4 82.8 8.4
EUROPE
 All areas
  Males 9.4 41.2 31.9 6.8 45.4 38.6 58.0 87.5 29.4 52.1 90.1 38.0 95.2 99.5 4.3 91.8 99.2 7.4 61.0 77.7 16.7 59.6 80.0 20.4
  Females 4.5 14.9 10.4 3.5 15.5 12.0 38.2 72.6 34.4 31.7 71.8 40.1 90.1 99.5 9.5 87.3 99.3 12.0 73.6 83.4 9.8 73.2 85.5 12.3
 East
  Males 18.4 34.9 16.5 14.5 45.4 30.9 75.4 87.3 12.0 70.8 90.1 19.3 96.5 99.5 3.0 95.2 99.0 3.9 63.4 70.7 7.3 59.6 73.3 13.8
  Females 7.3 12.2 4.9 5.8 15.5 9.7 59.7 72.6 12.9 49.9 71.8 21.9 96.3 99.5 3.2 93.3 99.3 6.1 74.7 78.5 3.9 73.2 80.9 7.7
 North
  Males 9.4 41.2 31.8 7.6 31.4 23.8 66.4 87.5 21.1 57.7 81.9 24.2 96.1 98.9 2.9 94.4 98.2 3.8 61.0 76.7 15.7 66.1 79.2 13.1
  Females 5.7 14.9 9.3 4.5 11.1 6.6 48.7 68.1 19.4 43.9 61.2 17.4 92.9 98.9 6.0 90.4 97.5 7.1 73.6 81.7 8.1 77.0 83.0 6.0
 South
  Males 9.4 19.8 10.5 6.8 17.2 10.3 58.0 83.8 25.8 54.0 78.5 24.5 96.4 98.9 2.5 94.0 99.2 5.2 69.6 77.7 8.1 71.8 80.0 8.2
  Females 4.5 8.0 3.4 3.5 6.5 3.0 40.7 67.1 26.4 34.2 60.1 25.9 92.3 98.3 6.0 90.8 98.0 7.2 77.0 83.4 6.4 79.0 85.5 6.5
 West
  Males 9.9 18.6 8.7 7.5 14.9 7.5 59.8 75.6 15.8 52.1 67.6 15.5 95.2 98.7 3.5 91.8 98.3 6.4 72.1 77.1 5.0 75.2 79.9 4.7
  Females 4.9 8.1 3.2 4.1 6.9 2.8 38.2 56.1 17.9 31.7 49.6 17.9 90.1 98.3 8.3 87.3 96.6 9.3 79.5 83.3 3.8 81.3 85.2 3.8
OCEANIA
 All areas
  Males 8.5 23.8 15.3 7.0 19.6 12.6 62.6 84.5 22.0 52.3 78.1 25.9 92.0 98.7 6.7 89.0 97.2 8.2 67.5 77.8 10.3 70.5 80.4 10.0
  Females 5.3 16.7 11.4 4.1 12.7 8.5 46.3 73.8 27.5 38.0 67.0 29.1 86.9 96.4 9.5 83.3 94.9 11.6 72.1 82.1 10.0 75.1 84.2 9.1