Covid Has Cut Life Expectancy By 2 Years In India: IIPS Study
The Times of India Hyderabad|October 23, 2021
Toll On Men In The 35-69 Age Group Was The Highest, It Says
Malathy.Iyer

Mumbai: Life expectancy in India has dropped by roughly two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a statistical analysis by scientists from International Institute for Population Studies, Deonar.

``Life expectancy at birth for men and women has declined from 69.5 years and 72 years in 2019 to 67.5 years and 69.8 years respectively in 2020,'' said IIPS assistant professor Surayakant Yadav whose work was published in the prestigious medical journal `BMC Public Health' on Thursday (Thursday).

`Life expectancy at birth' refers to the average number of years a newborn is expected to live if mortality patterns at the time of his/her birth remain constant in the future.

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