Saudi Arabia - Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults)

The value for Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults) in Saudi Arabia was 78.45 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 326.74 in 1960 and a minimum value of 78.45 in 2015.

Definition: Adult mortality rate, female, is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old female dying before reaching age 60, if subject to age-specific mortality rates of the specified year between those ages.

Source: (1) The United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects. (2) University of California, Berkeley, and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. The Human Mortality Database.

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Year Value
1960 326.74
1961 322.85
1962 318.96
1963 313.63
1964 308.30
1965 302.97
1966 297.64
1967 292.31
1968 283.33
1969 274.35
1970 265.37
1971 256.39
1972 247.41
1973 238.18
1974 228.95
1975 219.71
1976 210.48
1977 201.25
1978 194.38
1979 187.51
1980 180.65
1981 173.78
1982 166.91
1983 162.28
1984 157.64
1985 153.01
1986 148.38
1987 143.74
1988 137.50
1989 131.26
1990 125.01
1991 118.77
1992 112.53
1993 109.49
1994 106.46
1995 103.42
1996 100.39
1997 97.36
1998 96.39
1999 95.42
2000 94.45
2001 93.48
2002 92.51
2003 91.83
2004 91.15
2005 90.47
2006 89.79
2007 89.11
2008 87.69
2009 86.27
2010 84.85
2011 83.43
2012 82.01
2013 80.83
2014 79.64
2015 78.45

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: Data from United Nations Population Division's World Populaton Prospects are originally 5-year period data and the presented are linearly interpolated by the World Bank for annual series. Therefore they may not reflect real events as much as observed data.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The main sources of mortality data are vital registration systems and direct or indirect estimates based on sample surveys or censuses. A "complete" vital registration system - covering at least 90 percent of vital events in the population - is the best source of age-specific mortality data. Where reliable age-specific mortality data are available, life tables can be constructed from age-specific mortality data, and adult mortality rates can be calculated from life tables.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality