Life Expectancy By Country
Life expectancy equals the average number of years a person born in a given country would live if mortality rates at each age were to remain constant in the future. The life expectancy is shown separately for males and females, as well as a combined figure. Several non-sovereign entities are also included in this list. The figures reflect the quality of healthcare in the countries listed as well as other factors including ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV infections.
Worldwide, the average life expectancy at birth was 71.0 years (68.5 years for males and 73.5 years for females) over the period 2010-2013 according to United Nations World Population Prospects 2012 Revision, and 70.7 years (68.2 years for males and 73.2 years for females) for 2009 according to The World Factbook. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women on average live longer than men in all countries, with the exception of Tuvalu, Tonga, Kuwait, and Qatar. Source: Wikipedia
The 5 Stages of Obesity
There has been significant criticism of existing obesity definitions and cardiometabolic risk assessment tools, particularly with regard to body mass index (BMI), Cha said, adding that some studies have shown that EOSS may be a better predictor of risk.
It includes five stages, ranging from obesity with no metabolic abnormality (stage 0), to preclinical conditions such as prediabetes (stage 1), comorbidity such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or dyslipidemia (stage 2), end-organ damage such as heart failure (stage 3), and severe disability (stage 4).
The researchers compared EOSS criteria with diet and lifestyle factors among 106 overweight and obese young adults in the Atlanta metro area. About three-quarters (77%) were female and 73% were African American, and the majority (79%) fell into EOSS stage 2 obesity. Source: MedpageToday