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Africa: Life Expectancy

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the average life expectancy of females of child bearing age in Africa was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. (197448)

The United Nations Population Division provides the following figures for average life expectancy at age 15 (taken as the beginning of their reproductive life) for women in sub-Saharan Africa:

1995-2000: 48.5 years;

2005-2010: 46.7 years.