CAPMAS: Female Life Expectancy Rises in Egypt

Thursday May 28, 2020

Copyright:© Will & Deni McIntyre

On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, celebrated on May 28th, the state’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) released a report on the current situation of women’s health in Egypt.

According to the report, the life expectancy of women in Egypt rose to 75.1 years in 2019, up from 74.7 years in 2018. The death rate for women has slightly decreased from 5.6 per 1,000 women in 2014 to 5.4 in 2018.

The report stated that the highest percentages of death were caused by circulatory system diseases. Because of these diseases, Death rates for women because of these diseases rose to 53.4 percent of the total deaths in 2018 up from 50.6 percent in 2017.

On the other hand, deaths among women due to digestive system diseases dropped to 7.3 percent 2018, down from 8.9 percent in 2017.

Death due to respiratory system diseases rose from 8 percent in 2017 to 8.7 percent in 2018, while deaths caused by tumors remained at 6.4 percent in 2017 and 2018.

Finally, maternity mortality was the lowest cause of death, where it reached 0.1 percent in 2017 and 2018.

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