Female life expectancy in Egypt increased to 75.5 years in 2019, compared to 74.7 years in 2018, according to a report released on Wednesday by Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMS).
The cause of this increase, CAPMAS revealed, was a slight decrease in the overall death rate among Egyptian females, from 5.6 deaths per thousand individuals in 2014 to 5.4 deaths per thousand in 2018.
The female mortality rate due to diseases of the circulatory system increased, however, to 53.4 percent of total deaths in 2018 from 50.6 percent in 2017.
The female mortality rate due to gastrointestinal diseases decreased to 7.3 percent of total deaths in 2018, compared to 8.9 percent in 2018.
CAPMAS also pointed out that the female mortality rate due to diseases of the respiratory system diseases increased to 8.7 percent in 2018, compared to eight percent in 2017.
The percentage of female deaths due to tumors did not change between 2017 and 2018, remaining at 6.4 percent.
The female mortality rate due to complications during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum remained at 0.1 percent, unchanged from 2017 to 2018.
CAPMAS noted that the mortality rate due to these complications in 2018 was 43.6 women per 100,000 live births.
The percentage of smokers in Egypt’s 2017-2018 income, spending and consumption survey sample, meanwhile, was 17.3 percent of the total sample, while the percentage of female smokers reached 0.3 percent in urban areas, compared to 0.2 percent in rural areas.