Published: 10:37 AM, 13 June 2023
The average life expectancy in Bangladesh has risen to 72.4 years in 2022, from 72.3 in 2021, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has shared.
The BBS officially released the result of Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2022 at a function held at its auditorium in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Tuesday.
According to the BBS, life expectancy for males is now 70.8 years, and for females, it is 74.2 years. This means women live an average of 3.4 years longer than men.
According to the survey, the child mortality rate has gone up in Bangladesh. The under-1-year-old child mortality rate in the country has risen to 25 per 1,000 live births in 2022, up from 22 in 2021.