India witnesses an improvement in overall life expectancy at birth

Meha Kumari
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  • 9 Sep, 2019 1:53 pm
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NEW DELHI: India has seen an improvement in overall life expectancy at birth to 69 years, with women expected to live for 70.4 years and men for 67.8 years, according to the latest Sample Registration Survey for 2013-17.
The overall life expectancy grew from 68.7 years in 2012-16, when life expectancy for women was 70.2 years and that for men was 67.4 years. Life expectancy for women was 73.70 years in urban centres and 69 in rural areas while the comparative figures for men were 71.20 years and 66.40 years, respectively, according to the SRS report released by the Registrar General of India. As per Officials the increase in life expectancy was driven mainly by improvements in sanitation, housing and education which led to a steady decline in mortality.

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