• Monday, May 23, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

Life expectancy of Bangladeshis rises to 72.6 years

  • Published at 02:29 pm June 30th, 2020
relief-people mask-poverty-old woman
Photo: Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Records show that gain in life expectancy has been somewhat pronounced among females since 2001 due to higher survival rates

The average life expectancy of Bangladeshis has risen to 72.6 years in 2019, up from 72.3 years in 2018.

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) made the announcement on Tuesday while unveiling its Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2019 report.

“The overall life expectancy at birth has increased by a narrow margin of 0.3 years over the last year, going from 72.3 years in 2018 to 72.6 years in 2019, with higher longevity of 74.2 years for females compared to the longevity of 71.1 years for males,” said the report.

Records show that gain in life expectancy has been somewhat pronounced among females since 2001 due to higher survival rates, it said.   

Meanwhile, the neonatal mortality rate fell from 20 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015 to 16 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2019.

Besides, postneonatal mortality rate -- the number of deaths occurring after 28 days of age and before one year -- in 2019 recorded a minor decline over the last one year from nine per 1,000 live births in 2015 to six per 1,000 live births in 2019.

According to the report, maternal mortality ratio has shown a consistent fall over the past five years, from 1.81 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015 to 1.65 in 2019, a 1.76% decline annually over a period of five years.

“However, the age of first marriage especially of males by and large has gone down marginally. The age of first marriage for males computed in 2015 was 25.3 years, which decreased to 25.1 years in 2017 and further to 24.2 years in 2019.

“Whereas, the female age at first marriage has remained almost static,” added the report.

“The overall disability rate estimated from the 2019 round of survey is 8.4 per thousand populations desolating significantly higher risk among men (9.2) than women (7.6),” said the report.

Crude birth rate, the simplest measure of fertility, has been estimated at 18.1 per thousand population in 2019 as compared to 18.3 in 2018.

As per the survey findings, the migration rate was 72.4% in 2019.

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail