Egypt Independent

Female life expectancy rate in Egypt increases to 74.7 years: CAPMAS



The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Monday that the female life expectancy rate in Egypt increased from 72.5 years in 2014 to 74.7 years in 2018, while the male life expectancy rate increased from 69.7 years in 2014 to 72.3 years in 2018.

CAPMAS added that the death rates of females reduced from 5.6 women for every 1000 newborn females in 2014 to 5.3 women for every 1000 newborn females in 2017.

Female death rates due to circulatory system diseases declined from 50.9 percent in 2014 to 50.6 percent of total female deaths in 2017, while female death rates due to digestive system diseases declined from 9.5 percent in 2014 to 8.9 percent in 2017.

Furthermore, female death rates from respiratory diseases reduced from 8.3 percent in 2014 to 8 percent in 2017, while female death rates due to tumors reduced from 6.7 percent in 2014 to 6.4 percent in 2017.

Death rates in women due to pregnancy and childbirth diseases declined from 0.2 percent in 2014 to 0.1 percent in 2017.

Elderly women (above 60 years) suffering from special difficulties reached 12.3 percent in 2017 while those who suffered from difficulty in walking or climbing stairs recorded the highest percentages, reaching 9.9 percent for women and 6.8 percent for males.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm