In 2018, the World Health Organization released their World Health Ranking data. According to this report, Myanmar ranks at a dismal 138th out of 185 countries in terms of life expectancy for men. Meanwhile, women in Myanmar have a life expectancy of 68.9 years, which puts them above countries like Chile and Uruguay, but below countries like the United States and Japan. What factors are contributing to these disparities?
What is the World Health Ranking?
The World Health Ranking is a ranking of countries based on how healthy their citizens are. It is compiled by the WHO (World Health Organization) and is updated every year.
The Life Expectancy Rank shows how long men in a country can expect to live, compared to women. Myanmar ranks 131st out of 191 countries in the 2018 World Health Ranking. This means that the life expectancy of men in Myanmar is only . years, while the life expectancy of women is . years. This is far below the global average of 71 years for men and 78 years for women.
This poor health ranking is due, in part, to the high rates of cervical cancer and tuberculosis in Myanmar. These diseases are also common in other low-income countries around the world. However, there are many things that Myanmar can do to improve its health rankings. For example, reducing tobacco use would have a huge impact on health rankings because it is one of the leading causes of death in Myanmar.
Myanmar: Ranking in 2018
The World Health Ranking released its 2018 report and according to the data, Myanmar ranks 131st out of 188 countries in terms of life expectancy for men. Women in Myanmar have a life expectancy of . years.
This is a significant decrease from the previous year when Myanmar ranked 137th out of 187 countries. The World Health Ranking uses data from health indicators like years of schooling, infant mortality, HIV/AIDS prevalence and more to compile its rankings.
There are a number of factors that may contribute to this downward trend for life expectancy in Myanmar including poor nutrition and lack of access to quality healthcare. Additionally, the country faces conflict and poverty which can lead to increased stress and anxiety levels among its citizens.
We hope that the government of Myanmar will continue to invest in health care and nutrition initiatives in order to improve the life expectancy of its citizens.
What are the causes of death in Myanmar?
There are a number of causes of death in Myanmar, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory diseases.
The World Health Ranking data shows that the life expectancy for men is . years, while the life expectancy for women is . years. This means that women in Myanmar have a shorter lifespan than men by almost 10 years.
In addition, there are a number of factors that contribute to shorter lifespans in Myanmar. These include poor nutrition and health care, discrimination against women, and social and economic sanctions.
It is important to address these factors so that the life expectancy for both men and women in Myanmar can improve.
Men vs. Women in Myanmar: Life Expectancy
According to the World Health Ranking data, the life expectancy of men in Myanmar is . years, while the life expectancy of women is . years. This difference in life expectancy is due to a number of factors, including health problems that men face and social factors that play a role in women’s lives.
One important health problem that affects men more than women is cardiovascular disease. Men are also more likely to die from cancer and respiratory infections. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to die from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Social factors also play a role in women’s life expectancy. For example, women are more likely to lack access to health care and education. This limits their ability to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and lead a long life.
Despite these differences, gender inequality persists in Myanmar. Women continue to face many challenges in achieving parity with men in terms of health and life expectancy.
This raises some serious questions about the state of health and well-being in Myanmar, as men are significantly shorter lived than women on average. This discrepancy is starker when looking at specific life expectancy measures; for example, male infant mortality rates are six times higher than female infant mortality rates. While there have been a number of improvements in health outcomes over the past few decades, it is clear that much more needs to be done to ensure that all residents enjoy healthy lives and long lifespans.