Changes of life expectancy in Estonia during the last 70 years

Ene-Margit Tiit


The life expectation characterises the health conditions, especially mortality of a population at the year of calculation. The changes of life expectancy in time characterise the general health trends of a population. The difference between men’s and women’s life expectation in Estonia is large, about 9 years, but the difference of remaining lifetime lessens with age. Life expectancy of both men and women has increased quite rapidly during the last decades, also infant mortality has reached the value typical for highly developed countries (40 times lower level than 70 years ago). International forecasts show that Estonians’ life expectancy will approach to that of Finns by the end of 21st century.


life expectancy; population health; infant mortality

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ISSN 1406-0140 (print)
ISSN 1736-7646 (online)
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