# LIFE EXPECTANCY RATE (YEARS

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Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the

number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at

the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Malaysia is 73.8 years.

This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71

years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the

United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 71.1 years.

Female life expectancy at birth is 76.7 years.

Life expectancy at birth used here is the average number of years a newborn is expected

to live if mortality patterns at the time of its birth remain constant in the future. It reflects the

overall mortality level of a population, and summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across

all age groups in a given year. It is calculated in a period life table which reflects a snapshot of a

mortality pattern of a population at a given time. It therefore does not reflect actual mortality

patterns that a person actually goes through during his/her life, which can be calculated in a

cohort life table. High mortality in young age groups significantly lowers the life expectancy at

birth. But if a person survives his/her childhood of high mortality, he/she may live much longer.

For example, in a population with a life expectancy at birth of 50, there may be few people dying

at age 50. The life expectancy at birth may be low due to the high childhood mortality so that

once a person survives his/her childhood, he/she may live much longer than 50 years.

50076 1986 69.65946 1983 68.98888 1992 71.21429 1993 71.65066 1995 71.86312 1996 72.48166 1999 72. OVERALL LIFE EXPECTANCY IN MALAYSIA YEAR AVERAGE LIFESPAN 1980 68.67922 .36424 1982 68.94771 1984 69.06054 1981 68.5201 1990 70.27573 1989 70.02539 1988 70.22798 1985 69.27912 1998 72.75749 1991 70.07261 1997 72.76656 1987 70.43522 1994 71.

15778 2011 74.34929 2004 73.81827 2008 73.2000 72.71144 2007 73.56751 2014 74.28676 2012 74.86778 2001 73.04332 2002 73.48122 2005 73.71829 2015 .42332 2013 74.60061 2006 73.20383 2003 73.92607 2009 74.03841 2010 74.

Life expectancy in Malaysia 76 74 72 average lifespan 70 68 66 64 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 year .