Table 2

Definition and major characteristics of the eight groups of districts (average for 2008–2012)

Groups of districts (by population percentiles)MalesFemales Gender gap in LE
Pop. size, mlnNo of districtsSDR, per 1000LE at birth, yearsPop. size, mlnNo of districtsSDR, per 1000LE at birth, years Absolute Relative
Group I
(0–5th)
3.01210.171.53.4115.979.5 8.0 1.11
Group II
(5–10th)
3.11711.469.63.9186.578.4 8.8 1.13
Group III
(10–30th)
12.618015.066.014.71557.476.9 10.9 1.17
Group IV
(30–50th)
12.621516.864.114.82048.075.9 11.8 1.18
Group V
(50–70th)
12.744518.562.314.54378.774.7 12.3 1.20
Group VI
(70–90th)
12.674420.560.114.67869.673.1 13.0 1.22
Group VII
(90–95th)
3.127122.558.23.725210.671.4 13.2 1.23
Group VIII
(95–100th)
3.135525.056.13.737611.969.2 13.1 1.23
Average17.562.98.574.9 12.0 1.19
Max –m in range 14.915.56.010.3 5.1
Max –m in ratio 2.51.32.01.1 1.6
  • LE, life expectancy; SDR, standardised death rate.