Life expectancy up in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Health Minister Yelzhan Birtanov told the Government meeting that life expectancy had grown in Kazakhstan to 72 years old, Kazpravda.kz correspondent reports.
“Over the past 10 years, maternal mortality has decreased 2. 5 times, but it is almost 2 times higher than in developed nations. ” Unfortunately, in recent years there has been no significant reduction in mother mortality. In OECD countries, mother mortality is 7 cases per 100,000 child-bearings, while in Kazakhstan it is 12. 7 per 100,000 child births. Despite a decrease in dynamics, infant mortality is more than 3 times higher than in the OECD. Infant mortality decreased from 13. 9 in 2006 to 8. 9 per 1,000 live births in 2016. However, in the OECD this figure is 6. 7 per thousand born in 2016, “- the minister quoted statistic.
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