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Average life expectancy in Bangladesh rises to 72.6 years: Survey

Published: June 30, 2020 15:59:04 | Updated: July 01, 2020 09:27:14

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The average life expectancy at birth in Bangladesh climbed to 72.6 years in 2019 from 72.3 in 2018, according to the national statistical agency.

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics published a report on the country's vital statistics on Tuesday.

The average life span of men rose to 71.1 years, up from 70.6 in 2018. Women's life expectancy also rose by seven months to 74.2 years, noted AKM Ashraful Haque, project director of the study, bdnews24.com reported.

The latest figures are a continuation of the recent upward trend in life expectancy in the country.

Experts believe that one of the reasons for this is the drop in infant mortality and the increase in access to treatment for complex diseases in the country. 

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