Mozambique - Life expectancy at birth, female (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, female (years) in Mozambique was 62.09 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 57 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 62.09 in 2017 and a minimum value of 40.63 in 1960.

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Popu

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Year Value
1960 40.63
1961 41.09
1962 41.47
1963 41.76
1964 41.96
1965 42.09
1966 42.17
1967 42.24
1968 42.32
1969 42.42
1970 42.57
1971 42.77
1972 43.00
1973 43.26
1974 43.54
1975 43.80
1976 44.04
1977 44.24
1978 44.39
1979 44.50
1980 44.58
1981 44.65
1982 44.73
1983 44.84
1984 45.00
1985 45.21
1986 45.48
1987 45.78
1988 46.11
1989 46.46
1990 46.84
1991 47.23
1992 47.65
1993 48.07
1994 48.50
1995 48.94
1996 49.37
1997 49.81
1998 50.23
1999 50.64
2000 51.03
2001 51.38
2002 51.68
2003 51.96
2004 52.22
2005 52.48
2006 52.77
2007 53.11
2008 53.53
2009 54.05
2010 54.69
2011 55.50
2012 56.47
2013 57.55
2014 58.73
2015 59.92
2016 61.06
2017 62.09

Development Relevance: Mortality rates for different age groups (infants, children, and adults) and overall mortality indicators (life expectancy at birth or survival to a given age) are important indicators of health status in a country. Because data on the incidence and prevalence of diseases are frequently unavailable, mortality rates are often used to identify vulnerable populations. And they are among the indicators most frequently used to compare socioeconomic development across countries.

Limitations and Exceptions: Annual data series from United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects are interpolated data from 5-year period data. Therefore they may not reflect real events as much as observed data.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: 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 provides a snapshot of a population's mortality pattern at a given time. It therefore does not reflect the mortality pattern that a person actually experiences 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.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality