Life expectancy in Pakistan edges lower to 65 years.

KARACHI -- Life expectancy - the number of years that a person is likely to live - has slightly dropped to 65 years from 65.4 a couple of years ago, according to the latest demographic figures.

Other notable indicators calculated by the Pakistan Demographic Survey (PDS) 2020, released on Tuesday, included the infant mortality rate, total and general fertility rates, crude birth and death rates, and the rate of natural increase.

It's the 20th round of a series of surveys, started in 1984, and comes after 13 years since the last one.

However, its results were compared with relevant indicators of the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2017-18 and the Pakistan Standard of Living Standards MeasureAment Survey (PSLM) 2018-19, and most of them 'show close proximity', Chief Statistician Dr Naeemuz Zafar said in the latest survey.

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The latest figures showed that although the overall life expectancy has dropped, it rose among men from 64.3 to 64.5. For women, it fell from 66.5 to 65.5 but was still higher than for men.

Life expectancy also increased for the 1-4 age group to 71.3...

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