Wednesday, December 24, 2008

life expectancy in South Asia

The highest life expectancy amongst all South Asian countries is in Srilanka with 69 years on an average for males and 76 years for females. When I started collecting the stats for life expectancy, I never expected Srilanka to be on top of that list. There are other strange facts in the list. For instance Pakistan's life expectancy for males is 2 years more than Indian males. The lowest life expectancy was no surprise with Afghanistan being light years back at 44 years for both men and women. The Republic of Maldives is at second spot with Pakistan at the third spot followed by Bhutan. India fares low in life expectancy at fifth place among the 8 countries with Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan below it in that list.


Full name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Life expectancy: 44 years (men), 44 years (women) (UN)

Full name: People's Republic of Bangladesh
Life expectancy: 63 years (men), 65 years (women) (UN)

Full name: Kingdom of Bhutan
Life expectancy: 64 years (men), 67 years (women) (UN)

Full name: Republic of India
Life expectancy: 63 years (men), 66 years (women) (UN)

Full name: Republic of Maldives
Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 69 years (women) (UN)

Life expectancy: 63 years (men), 64 years (women) (UN)

Full name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Life expectancy: 65 years (men), 66 years (women) (UN)

Full name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)

Stats collected from BBC