Title: Inter-regional patterns of life span in Pakistan: a life table analysis

Authors: Faisal Shahzad; Jamal Abdul Nasir; Asif Ali; Munawar Hussain Soomro

Addresses: Quality Enhancement Cell, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan ' Department of Statistics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan ' Department of Management Sciences, APCOMS, Rawalpindi, Pakistan ' Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, INSERM, Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (IPLESP UMRS 1136), Epidemiology of Allergic and Respiratory Diseases Department (EPAR), Paris, France

Abstract: A set of life tables for seven geographic regions of Pakistan is presented. Data from Pakistan Demographic Survey - 2007 is used for the preparation of life tables. Life expectancy at birth for male is found 64.21 year in the province of Punjab, shows the highest one and 54 years for female found in the Baluchistan province which is least one. Further, urban areas of Pakistan have been seen on the forefront in terms of life expectancy in Pakistan. From the life table analysis a substantial sex differential could be discerned. The pattern of life expectancy in Baluchistan province is interesting to note, males are having higher life expectancy as compared to females.

Keywords: life table; life expectancy; mortality rate; Pakistan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQI.2017.090537

International Journal of Quality and Innovation, 2017 Vol.3 No.2/3/4, pp.143 - 153

Received: 08 Jun 2016
Accepted: 10 Jan 2017

Published online: 12 Mar 2018 *

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