Abridged Life Tables For Japan 2007

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


II. Survival situation in the life table

In the abridged life tables for 2007, the number of survivors at age 65 is 86,371 for males and 93,335 for females in a stationary population supported by 100,000 annual live births. These facts lead that the survival ratio until age 65 is 86.4% for males and 93.3% for females. In the same way, it follows that the survival ratio until age 75 is 70.8% for males and 85.8% for females, and the survival ratio until age 90 is 21.0% for males and 44.5% for females.

The number of stationary population from age 0 (total person-years from age 0) is 7,918,840 for males and 8,599,100 for females. The number of stationary population from age 65 (total person-years from age 65) is 1,603,192(20.2%) for males and 2,201,956(25.6%) for females.

The median length of life, which means the age when exactly half of the cohort remains alive, is 82.11 years for males and 88.77 years for females.

Table3. Survival ratio until specified ages

(%)
Year Male Female
Age40 65 75 90 Age40 65 75 90
1947 68.0 39.8 18.5 0.9 70.9 49.1 29.0 2.0
1950-1952 81.8 55.1 29.4 2.0 83.2 62.8 40.5 4.0
1955 87.0 61.8 34.6 2.7 89.0 70.6 47.6 6.2
1960 89.7 64.8 36.1 2.3 92.2 75.2 51.5 6.0
1965 92.6 69.1 39.9 2.3 95.0 80.0 57.1 6.5
1970 93.7 72.1 43.5 3.5 96.1 82.6 61.2 8.6
1975 95.1 76.8 51.0 5.4 96.9 86.1 67.8 12.0
1980 96.1 79.4 55.7 7.1 97.6 88.5 72.7 16.0
1985 96.7 81.1 60.2 9.4 98.0 90.1 76.9 21.2
1990 97.1 82.6 63.0 11.6 98.3 91.3 79.8 26.3
1995 97.2 83.3 63.8 12.8 98.4 91.6 81.2 30.9
2000 97.5 84.7 66.7 17.3 98.6 92.6 83.7 38.8
2001 97.6 85.1 67.5 18.2 98.6 92.8 84.2 40.1
2002 97.7 85.4 68.2 19.0 98.6 92.9 84.5 41.4
2003 97.6 85.3 68.4 19.0 98.6 93.0 84.8 41.7
2004 97.7 85.7 69.1 19.8 98.7 93.0 85.0 42.8
2005 97.7 85.7 69.3 19.3 98.7 93.1 85.1 42.7
2006 97.8 86.1 70.3 20.6 98.7 93.3 85.5 43.9
2007 97.8 86.4 70.8 21.0 98.7 93.3 85.8 44.5
Notes:1. Data of 1947-2000 and 2005 are based on complete life tables.
2. Before 1970, data of Okinawa prefecture is not included.

Table 4. Ratio of total person-years from age 65 to total person-years from age 0

(%)
Year Male Female
1947
1950-1952 10.5 13.3
1955 11.5 14.7
1960 11.5 15.1
1965 12.1 16.0
1970 13.0 17.0
1975 14.7 18.5
1980 15.8 19.9
1985 16.8 21.2
1990 17.6 22.3
1995 18.0 23.2
2000 19.1 24.5
2001 19.4 24.8
2002 19.6 25.0
2003 19.6 25.1
2004 19.8 25.3
2005 19.8 25.2
2006 20.1 25.5
2007 20.2 25.6
Notes:1. Data of 1947-2000 and 2005 are based on complete life tables.
2. Before 1970, data of Okinawa prefecture is not included.

Table5 The median length of life

(years)
Year Male Female
1947 59.28 64.45
1950-1952 67.22 71.31
1955 69.79 74.19
1960 70.66 75.44
1965 72.00 77.04
1970 73.10 78.19
1975 75.31 80.17
1980 76.69 81.75
1985 78.06 83.38
1990 79.13 84.71
1995 79.49 85.73
2000 80.74 87.41
2001 81.08 87.72
2002 81.28 88.02
2003 81.35 88.09
2004 81.57 88.34
2005 81.56 88.34
2006 81.94 88.61
2007 82.11 88.77
Notes:1. Data of 1947-2000 and 2005 are based on complete life tables.
2. Before 1970, data of Okinawa prefecture is not included.
 

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