Global Life Expectancy
Global life expectancy in 2015 was 71.4 years. On average, women live longer than men. Female life expectancy is 73.8 years. Male life expectancy is 69.1 years.
Mothers are more likely to die in Africa due to complications from childbirth and pregnancy.
- Hemorrhage, hypertension, and infection are most likely causes of death.
- Most of these deaths are preventable.
Under-Five Mortality and Neonatal Mortality
In 2015, 45% of deaths that occurred to children under-five were newborn. Main causes of neonatal deaths are prematurity, sepsis and birth-related complications.
- Main causes of post neonatal deaths are pneumonia, diarrhea, injuries and malaria.
Reference of Material:
Cover Figure, Fig 3.2 (Page 8), Table 3.1 (Page 10), Table A.1.1 (Page 45), Table A.3.1 (Page 49)
World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs Publication