Life expectancy at birth shortened in Turkey
TurkStat has published the 2018-2020 and 2019-2021 Life Tables.
Accordingly, “life expectancy at birth”, which is defined as the average number of years a newborn is expected to live if exposed to current mortality risks, was 78.3 years in the 2018-2020 period in Turkey, while it was 77.7 years in the 2019-2021 period.
In Turkey, life expectancy at birth, which was 75.6 years in the 2018-2020 period, was 75 years in the 2019-2021 period and 81.1 years in females, while it was 80.5 years. In general, women were seen to live longer than men, while the difference in life expectancy at birth between men and women was recorded as 5.5 years.
The average remaining life expectancy of 15-year-olds, the beginning of working age, was 63.6 years. While this period was 61 years for men, it was 66.4 years for women.
Life is longer in Ankara
According to the 2018-2020 tables, the province with the highest life expectancy at birth for women was Tunceli with 84.1 years. Tunceli was followed by Muğla with 84 years and Trabzon with 83.8 years. The province with the lowest life expectancy for women was Kilis with 78.8 years. Kilis was followed by Gaziantep with 79 years and Van with 79.3 years.
In life expectancy at birth, Ankara was above Turkey’s average with 79.3 years. While this value was 76.5 years for males and 82 years for females, Istanbul, where the highest population is located, was above Turkey’s average in life expectancy at birth with 79.1 years. While this value was 76.2 years for men, it was recorded as 82 years for women.