Life expectancy during the Spanish Flu pandemic 1917-1920

Life expectancy from birth, by country, during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic (Spanish Flu), from 1917 to 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

1917 to 1920

Supplementary notes

Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years a newborn would be expected to live for if the pattern of mortality in that given year to remain constant throughout its life.

While the world's political borders in the 1910s were very different to today's borders, the estimates apply to modern countries and their borders as of 2020.

Release date is date of extraction.

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