Female life expectancy grows to 73.6 years in 2017: CAPMAS



Sun, 27 May 2018 - 12:57 GMT


Sun, 27 May 2018 - 12:57 GMT

FILE: CAPMAS - Maher_Iskandar

FILE: CAPMAS - Maher_Iskandar

CAIRO - 27 May 2018: The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said that the life expectancy of Egyptian females has increased from 69.1 years in 2006 to 73.6 in 2017.

The life expectancy for males has grown from 66.5 in 2006 to 70.8 in 2017.

"Elderly women aged 60-64 are expected to live longer 16.9 years, compared with elderly men in the same age group who are expected to live 16.3 years longer," said a statement issued by the CAPMAS on the occasion of the International Day of Action for Women’s Health.

"Elderly women aged 80 years or more are expected to live 2.4 years more, while men are expected to live 3.6 years more," the statement noted citing figures of the year 2016.

It added that mortality rate among females ranged between 5.5-5.6 out of 1,000 females during the period between 2011-2015.

Circulatory system diseases accounted for most deaths among women in 2016 , with a percentage of 48.1, against 40.7 percent in 2010, the statement said.

Digestive system diseases come in the second place among causes of female deaths with a percentage of 9.0 percent in 2016.

Respiratory system diseases and cancer are among top reasons for female deaths in Egypt.

Maternal deaths in Egypt hit only 0.1 percent in 2016, according to the statement.

May 28th has been commemorated by women ’s health advocates and their communities since 1987, when during the International Women’s Health Meeting in Costa Rica, Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) proposed to celebrate May 28 annually as the International Day of Action for Women’s Health.



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