CAPMAS announces women's life expectancy goes up, and death rates are down.
That’s right, the claim still holds. According to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), the female life expectancy rate in Egypt has increased from 72.5 years in 2014, to 74.7 years in 2018.
The agency also announced death rates have dropped for women, from 5.6 women for every 1,000 newborn females in 2014, to 5.3 women for every 1,000 newborn females in 2017. Furthermore, female death rates from diseases have also declined. Death rates due to circulatory system diseases decreased from 50.9 percent in 2014 to 50.6 percent of total female death in 2017, while death rates due to digestive system diseases went down from 9.5 percent in 2014 to 8.9 percent in 2017.
Moreover, death rates in women due to pregnancy and childbirth diseases have gone down from 0.2 percent in 2014 to 0.1 percent in 2017. Male life expectancy, meanwhile, went up from 69.7 years in 2014, to 72.3 in 2018.