Monday, 29 May 2017
Reduction in SL Life expectancy

Reduction in SL Life expectancy Featured

In every district in the country, females outlive males, according to a survey conducted.

According to the latest survey carried out by the Department Of Census and Statistics the average life expectancy of Sri Lankans is around 77 years.

The highest average life expectancy for females in the country was reported from the Ampara district at 81.1%, while the highest average life expectancy for males was reported from the Hambantota district at 74.2%.

The lowest average life expectancy was reported from Mulaitivu, Killinochchi Batticaloa and Nuwara Eliya districts.  However, some of the main factors that contribute to these fluctuations are  biological factors, demographics and social factors, said Department Of Census and Statistics Additional Director General I. R. Bandara.

He further pointed out that factors that contributing to the lower life expectancy of men  to be their unwillingness to periodical medical testing and  treatment, engagement in more dangerous professions, use of alcohol and smoking and men being more physically inactive at old age than women.

In every district in the country, females outlive males, according to a survey conducted.

According to the latest survey carried out by the Department Of Census and Statistics the average life expectancy of Sri Lankans is around 77 years.

The highest average life expectancy for females in the country was reported from the Ampara district at 81.1%, while the highest average life expectancy for males was reported from the Hambantota district at 74.2%.

The lowest average life expectancy was reported from Mulaitivu, Killinochchi Batticaloa and Nuwara Eliya districts.  However, some of the main factors that contribute to these fluctuations are  biological factors, demographics and social factors, said Department Of Census and Statistics Additional Director General I. R. Bandara.

He further pointed out that factors that contributing to the lower life expectancy of men  to be their unwillingness to periodical medical testing and  treatment, engagement in more dangerous professions, use of alcohol and smoking and men being more physically inactive at old age than women.

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