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Table 1 Descriptive statistics by decade, total sample

From: The slowing pace of life expectancy gains since 1950

Variables Decade 1950–1959 Decade 1960–1969 Decade 1970–1979 Decade 1980–1989 Decade 1990–1999 Decade 2000–2009
Mean (SD) Obs. Mean (SD) Obs. Mean (SD) Obs. Mean (SD) Obs. Mean (SD) Obs. Mean (SD) Obs.
LEB decade gain 9.68 (7.18) 1390 4.8 (2.21) 1390 3.72 (2.69) 1390 3.02 (2.31) 1390 1.48 (3.16) 1390 1.89 (3.67) 1390
Life Expectancy at Birth 53.54 (11.13) 1390 58.34 (10.23) 1390 62.06 (8.99) 1390 65.07 (8.53) 1390 66.55 (9.20) 1390 68.45 (9.58) 1390
GDP per capita, 2005, PPP $ 5269 (4491) 569 5003 (5718) 968 6643 (7437) 1200 7912 (9160) 1207 9130 (11112) 1358 11,626 (14522) 1390
Population density per km2 72.37 (190.16) 1390 87.7 (251.94) 1390 102.36 (297.88) 1390 119.89 (354.34) 1390 141.5 (448.41) 1390 164.38 (556.94) 1390
CO2 in tons per capita 2.26 (4.23) 991 3.17 (7.88) 1148 4.46 (8.63) 1207 4.01 (5.92) 1210 4.23 (6.45) 1342 4.39 (6.39) 1383
Total Fertility Rate 5.24 (1.76) 1390 5.2 (1.89) 1390 4.78 (2.06) 1390 4.28 (2.06) 1390 3.62 (1.88) 1390 3.11 (1.70) 1390
HIV Prevalence 0 (0.00) 1390 0 (0.00) 1390 0.26 (0.76) 1390 0.87 (2.05) 1390 1.53 (3.59) 1390 2.08 (4.69) 1385