Mozambique - Life expectancy at birth, male (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, male (years) in Mozambique was 56.29 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 57 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 56.29 in 2017 and a minimum value of 38.24 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 38.24
1961 38.66
1962 39.00
1963 39.26
1964 39.44
1965 39.56
1966 39.64
1967 39.72
1968 39.81
1969 39.94
1970 40.12
1971 40.36
1972 40.67
1973 41.00
1974 41.36
1975 41.70
1976 42.00
1977 42.23
1978 42.37
1979 42.44
1980 42.44
1981 42.39
1982 42.32
1983 42.28
1984 42.27
1985 42.33
1986 42.47
1987 42.68
1988 42.94
1989 43.26
1990 43.61
1991 43.96
1992 44.31
1993 44.63
1994 44.92
1995 45.19
1996 45.46
1997 45.75
1998 46.07
1999 46.42
2000 46.78
2001 47.14
2002 47.46
2003 47.74
2004 47.99
2005 48.21
2006 48.42
2007 48.66
2008 48.96
2009 49.33
2010 49.82
2011 50.46
2012 51.26
2013 52.19
2014 53.22
2015 54.30
2016 55.34
2017 56.29

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