Life Expectancy of Central African Countries (1960-2017)

Updated on August 3, 2019.
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Data Source: World Bank.
Angola Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Democratic Republic of the Congo Equatorial Guinea Gabon Republic of the Congo Sao Tome and Principe
Life Expectancy of Central African Countries

Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Sao Tome and Principe and Gabon had the two highest life expectancy between 1982 and 2017 compared to the remaining countries in Central Africa. Angola went from being the country with the lowest life expectancy among Central African countries between 1960 and 1997 to being the country with the fourth highest life expectancy between 2008 and 2017, which was a great improvement. Also, Central African Republic had the lowest life expectancy between 1998 and 2017.