The Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic, which has affected people’s lives worldwide, has also reduced life expectancy in India by almost two years, according to a statistical analysis by scientists from the city-based International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS).
The analytical report, which indicates a decrease in life expectancy at birth for both men and women due to the epidemic, was recently published in the journal BMC Public Health. IIPS Professor Suryakant Yadav wrote the report.
“The birth time in 2019 was 69.5 years for men and 72 years for women, down from 67.5 years and 69.8 years in 2020, respectively,” the report said.
Life expectancy at birth is calculated on the basis of the average age of the newborn if the mortality rate is fixed at the time of future birth.
The study, conducted by Professor Yadav, also included a factor called ‘length of life inequality’ and found that Covid-1 has the highest mortality claim in men aged -6-9 years.
“There were more deaths due to Covid-1b in the age group of 75-7 years in 2020 than in the previous year, and this group has contributed the most to this decline,” said Mrs Yadav.
This study was conducted to look at the effects of understanding of Kovid-1 of on death patterns in the country.
Dr. KKS James, Director, IIPS, said, “Every time we are hit by an epidemic, life expectancy decreases. For example, after the HIV-AIDS epidemic in African countries, expectations have dropped. Once it is brought under control, life expectancy has returned.”
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