Russia: Life Expectancy, by gender
YearLife expectancy of women,
in years
Life expectancy of men,
in years
  • Region: Russia
  • Time period: 2011 to 2021
  • Published: Mar 2024

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Updated: Apr 13, 2024 | Published by: Statistico | About Us / Data / Analysis

Life expectancy gap between genders over the years

Between 2011 and 2021, women in Russia consistently lived longer than men, with a life expectancy gap ranging from 10.57 years in 2021 to 11.57 years in 2019. Despite slight fluctuations, this persistent gap highlights a significant gender disparity in health outcomes and mortality rates.

Trend of life expectancy for both genders

Life expectancy for both men and women in Russia exhibited a general upward trend from 2011 to 2019, before experiencing a decline

. Women's life expectancy increased from 75.61 years in 2011 to 78.17 years in 2019, then decreased to 74.77 years by 2021. Men's life expectancy followed a similar pattern, rising from 64.04 years in 2011 to 68.24 years in 2019, before falling to 64.21 years in 2021. This suggests significant health improvements followed by recent challenges.

Most significant drop in life expectancy

The most substantial decline in life expectancy occurred between 2019 and 2021, with women experiencing a decrease of 3.4 years and men a decrease of 4.03 years. This period marks the most pronounced reduction over the decade, potentially indicating the impact of recent health crises or other socio-economic factors affecting longevity.

Steady increase in life expectancy before recent declines

Prior to the decline in 2020 and 2021, both men and women in Russia saw a steady increase in life expectancy, with an annual growth showcasing improvement in healthcare, lifestyle, and possibly social conditions. This growth phase underscores the progress made in extending life expectancy before facing recent adversities.

Comparative analysis of year-over-year changes

Year-over-year changes in life expectancy show varying patterns of growth and decline, with the most notable improvements seen between 2011 and 2012 for women (0.25 years increase) and between 2017 and 2018 for men (0.24 years increase). These incremental changes reflect the ongoing efforts and challenges in public health and policy aimed at enhancing the population's lifespan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the life expectancy gap between men and women in Russia?

The life expectancy gap between men and women in Russia ranged from 10.57 years in 2021 to 11.57 years in 2019.

When did the most significant drop in life expectancy occur?

The most significant drop in life expectancy occurred between 2019 and 2021, with decreases of 3.4 years for women and 4.03 years for men.

What are the notable year-over-year changes in life expectancy?

The biggest year-over-year increases in life expectancy were 0.25 years for women between 2011 and 2012, and 0.24 years for men between 2017 and 2018.

Terms and Definitions

Life expectancy refers to the estimated average number of years a person is expected to live, given the current mortality rates in a specific region or nation. It is often used as an indicator of the health and well-being of a population.

'At Birth' refers to the measurement of life expectancy from the moment a person is born. It is a widely used standard of measurement in demographic statistics and public health, providing an overview of the average lifespan of a newborn if current mortality rates persist throughout their life.

Mortality rate is a measure of the number of deaths in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, over a specific period. It is usually expressed as deaths per 1,000 individuals per year, and is a crucial factor in calculating life expectancy.

Birth rate refers to the number of live births per 1,000 individuals in a population in a year. It is a key demographic indicator, which along with mortality and immigration rates, determine the growth or decline of a population.
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