Pakistani women outlive males despite a decline in average age

Pakistani women outlive males despite a decline in average age

Pakistani women outlive males despite a decline in average age

Pakistani women outlive males despite a decline in average age

The average age of Pakistani women has decreased from

66.5 to 65.5, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), while men’s life expectancy has increased from 64.3 to 64.5 but is still lower than women’s.

The average age of Pakistani nationals decreased from 65.4 to 65 years according to PBS’s Pakistan Demographic Survey (PDS) 2020, primarily as a result of an increase in cardiac arrest incidents.

In addition to heart disease, which causes 14.74 percent of all fatalities annually, additional causes of mortality include fever (9.28 percent), stroke (6.45 percent), diabetes (5.63 percent), cancer (5.50 percent), asthma (3.85 percent), and other respiratory illnesses (3.64 percent). Hepatitis is also one of the main killers in Pakistan.

According to the report, total infant mortality decreased from 62 per 1,000 in 2017 to 56 per 1,000 in 2020. It was 59 per 1,000 in rural areas against 50 per 1,000 in urban areas.

Separately, Pakistan has fallen seven places in the Human Development Index (HDI) during 2021 and is now placed at 161 out of 191 countries around the globe.

According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report, Pakistan’s HDI value is only 0.544, which puts it in the low human development category among the worst 30 countries in the world.

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has revealed that the average age of Pakistani women has dropped from 66.5 to 65.5, while men’s life expectancy still remains lower than women’s despite witnessing an increase from 64.3 to 64.5

According to PBS’s Pakistan Demographic Survey (PDS) 2020, the overall average age of citizens declined from 65.4 years to 65 years mainly due to the increasing cases of cardiac arrest.

 

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