Gambia: Life expectancy

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 Gambia

Life expectancy, in years

 Latest value 62.08
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 50.8
 Min - Max 35.1 - 63.76
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for the Gambia from 1960 to 2021. The average value for the Gambia during that period was 50.8 years with a minimum of 35.1 years in 1960 and a maximum of 63.76 years in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 62.08 years. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 71.58 years. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Gambia - Life expectancy - recent values

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Gambia - Life expectancy - historical chart - 1960-2021




The life expectancy in the Gambia and other countries is defined as the number of years a newborn is expected to live.
Definition: 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Health spending per capita 18.58 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 2.61 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 62.08 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 63.53 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 60.66 2021 years
 Birth rate 33.26 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 7.54 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 4.68 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 1.70 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 145.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 1.90 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 52.30 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 19.60 2021 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 12.2 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 67.8 2022 percent
 Suicides 4.80 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 79 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 79 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 74 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 29.60 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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