Globally, no matter how old a person is, life expectancy is increasing. Life expectancy at birth increased 10.7 years for males and 12.6 years for females from 1970 to 2010. That's because mortality is decreasing in every age bracket, although it is decreasing more slowly among young adults.
From left to right, you can see the top 25 causes ranked by total DALYs worldwide. The Size of the bars up or down reflects the percent changes from 1990 to 2010.
IHME's county-by-county estimates of life expectancy released in April 2012 show that women’s lifespans are improving at a much slower pace than men's nationwide.
Globally, the chance that a woman would develop breast cancer during her lifetime was 5.5% in 2010, as shown in IHME’s policy report The Challenge Ahead: Progress and Setbacks in Breast and Cervical Cancer.
IHME’s policy report The Challenge Ahead: Progress and Setbacks in Breast and Cervical Cancer shows that the risk of dying from cervical cancer fell in nearly every country from 1980 to 2010, because deaths from cervical cancer are not increasing as quickly as population growth.
IHME's policy report Building Momentum: Global Progress Toward Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality shows that since 1990, the annualized rate of decline in the maternal mortality ratio has been 1.3%, but rates of change in the maternal mortality ratio vary widely across countries.
Updated data from IHME's policy report Building Momentum: Global Progress Toward Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality show that across all regions of the world, child mortality rates are declining.