Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DHS Survey on Afghanistan

This NPR article reports on the controversies surrounding the November 2011 release of the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey of Afghanistan. The 2010 period life tables appear on page 114 of the final report and reveal the shocker:  life expectancy at birth (e0) is estimated at 64.2 for females and 63.6 for males, up about 20 years from the previous "measure" from around 2002.