Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


I. Life expectancies at specified ages

  In the abridged life tables for 2005, life expectancy at birth for males is 78.53 years, decreased by 0.11 years from that of the previous year, and that for females is 85.49 years, decreased by 0.10 years.
  Life expectancies at specified ages for males and females decrease at all age. The difference in life expectancy at birth between males and females is 6.96 years, 0.01 years longer than that of the previous year.

Table 1. Life expectancies at specified ages and their
increments compared with that of the previous year

   Table 2. Trends of life expectancy at birth