Mortality

Estimates of Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates

  19881999
Life expectancy at birth (years)      
Both sexes   61.04 67.49
Males   59.61 65.72
Females   62.57 69.35
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births)      
Both sexes 63.0 * 56.9 ** 37
Males 66.0 * 58.5 ** 41.4
Females 60.0 * 55.3 ** 32.4
Under five (5) mortality*      
Both sexes   93 48
Crude death rate      
Both sexes   8.9 4.9
Males   9.4 -
Females   8.4 -

Note: Under 5 mortality computed by using demographic software "mortpak" and the data of Children Ever Born (CEB) and children surviving of the two censuses.

* West model ** Life table

Source: 1988 and 1999 Census of Population and Housing, EPPSO

 

Indirect estimates of Infant Mortality Rates: 1969 to 1986

Both Sexes Male Female  
IMR Reference period IMR Reference period IMR Reference period
63 Jul-86 74 Feb-82 60 Jul-86
66 Jul-84 70 Jul-84 63 Jul-84
68 Feb-82 66 Jul-86 61 Mar-82
64 Jul-79 70 Jul-79 58 Aug-79
68 Feb-72        
79 Oct-79        
85 Apr-69        

Note: The Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is the number of deaths of infants under one year of age to the number of live births occurring that year. IMR is expressed as number per thousand of live births.

Sources: Susan J Levy and Heather Booth: "Infant mortality in the Marshall Islands" 1988 Census of Population and Housing, EPPSO

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