An average of 377 of every 1000 people who live to age 15 years will die before reaching the age of 60 years
Man who live in the tropics tend to die sooner, 7.7 years younger than other humans different hemisphere, according to a study initiated by the James Cook University (JCU) in Australia.
In a report titled “State of the Tropics” which was released on Monday (11/19) it was shown that people who live in the tropics, in 2010, had an average life expectancy of just over 64.4 years.
While in humans living in non-tropical areas of life expectancy on average reached 72.1 years, says the study involving 13 institutions and held in 12 countries.
In general, mortality in tropical regions caused by disease, conflict, poverty, and food insecurity. Investment of social services such as health and education, access to water, sanitation and medical technology are also an important factor leading to the low life expectancy.
According to the report Central and Southern Africa is the region with the rate of adult mortality are highest. In that region, the average 377 of every 1000 people who live to age 15 will die before reaching the age of 60 years.
In other tropical regions, an average of 240 from 1000 adults will die before reaching 60 years. In nontropical countries only 154 of 1000 adults who die before reaching 60 years.
In 2050 about half the world’s population will live in tropical regions that included Australia, Southeast Asia and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, and the Caribbean and Oceania.
According to Sandra Harding of JCU’s tropical regions are evolving into a critical region in the world and is home to 40 percent of the world’s population and accounted for 20 percent of the world economy.
The report also found that life expectancy in the tropics has increased in the last 60 years. People in the tropics now living 22.8 years longer than in 1950.
Southeast Asia is a region with a life expectancy rate in 2010 reached as high as 60 years, rising by 26.7 years, higher than the average age is only 20.2 percent globally in the same period.
Institutions included in the study came from Kenya, Ecuador, England, Thailand, Singapore, Costa Rica, Denmark, United States, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Brazil.