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Lower Mekong life expectancy 1963-2013

From World Bank data, shows the life expectancy in each of the five Lower Mekong countries, recorded every ten years from 1963 to 2013 (i.e. six data points for each country). Collated for an interactive visualization on the OD Mekong Social development page (

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Priority health concerns
  • Social development
  • English
Use limitations License Open. You may extract, download, and make copies of the information contained in the Datasets, and you may share that information with third parties (with the exception of "Restricted Data" -
Dataset reference date February 18, 2016
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 1963
Temporal extent's end date December 31, 2013
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
Completeness The data are not inclusive from 1963 through 2013, but represent ten year intervals from 1963 to 2013 (1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, 2013).
Process Step From the World Bank data site, select the indicator "Life expectancy at birth, total (years)" ( Scroll down the results table and copy the 2013 figure for each of the five Lower Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam) into an Excel spreadsheet, then scrolling through the year selector, do the same for 2003, 1993, 1983, 1973, 1963.
Lineage World Bank. Life expectancy at birth, total (years).
Responsible party ODI researcher: David Hill World Bank: +1 202 473 7824 or +1 800 590 1906 or by sending an email to
Attributes Excel spreadsheet with two tabs, one with data and one with sources and notes.
License CC-BY-4.0
Copyright No
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Date uploaded April 16, 2016, 04:53 (UTC)
Date modified April 16, 2016, 05:14 (UTC)