A BABY BORN IN 2017 ARE EXPECTED TO LIVE UP TO 74.8 YEARS
Abridged Life Tables, Malaysia, 2015 -2017 contains life tables by age, ethnic group and sex for Malaysia and each state. The life tables are generated based on the mortality statistics for the three-year period and mid-year population estimates.
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH
The population of Malaysia are expected to live up to 74.8 years in 2017 compared to 74.3 years in 2011 with an increase of 0.5 years.
In 2017, life expectancy at birth in Malaysia is 72.7 years for male and 77.4 years for female. This figure has increased continuously over the years with the increasing of 0.6 years for both male and female compared to 2011.
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH BY MAJOR ETHNIC GROUP
The highest life expectancy at birth for male in 2017 is recorded by Chinese with 75.0 years while the lowest is recorded by Indians with 67.8 years.
For female, Chinese recorded the highest life expectancy at birth with 80.2 years while Bumiputera recorded the lowest which stood at 76.2 years.
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH BY STATE
The highest life expectancy at birth for both male and female was recorded in Sarawak with 75.1 years and 78.6 years respectively. On the other hand, Terengganu recorded the lowest life expectancy at birth for both male and female with 68.8 years and 74.6 years respectively.
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT THE AGE OF 15 AND 65
In 2017, life expectancy at the age of 15 for male is 58.4 years and for female is 63.1 years.
At the age of 65, a male is expected to live for another 15.0 years while female is expected to live for another 17.1 years.
The life expectancy gap between male and female at the age of 15 is 4.7 years. While at the age of 65, the gap stood at 2.1 years.
DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
31 July 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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