Haiti Life Expectancy Rate

Life expectancy is defined as the average number of years a group of people live who are born in same year assuming that future mortality at each year stays constant. Life Expectancy at Birth is a parameter used for measuring the quality of life in a country.


The population of Haiti surged significantly after 1900 but the life expectancy in Haiti is one of the lowest in entire world. Infant mortality and birth rate are very high in Haiti. There are several reasons which drive the life expectancy rate in Haiti. The Republic of Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The country is plagued by poor nutrition and healthcare services in the country are inadequate. According to the World Food Programme of United Nations, over 80% of Haitian population live below the poverty line. As a result, malnutrition is a big problem in Haiti and around 50% of the Haitian children have been found to be undersized. According to statistics, less than 50% of Haitians can access clean and safe drinking water.

Haitians spend $83 annually to access healthcare services and there are only 11 nurses and 25 physicians for every 100,ooo population. According to Haiti Demographics, Life Expectancy at Birth in 2010 was 30 years which has grown to 61.15 years for males and 63.89 years for females as Haiti continues to grow out of the rubbles left by the 2010 earthquake. It is expected that the average life expectancy rate will increase to 67 years by 2025 provided the biosocial phenomena of Haiti improves over the course of time.

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