The life expectancy of an average Indian male will continue to be highest in Kerala. While the RGI's data shows it is presently 75 years for an average male in Kerala, the Union health ministry National Health Profile 2011 released last week says it will be 75.2 years in 2021.
As far as females are concerned, Kerala once again will take the top spot in 2021 with an average woman living as long as 78.6 years then as compared to 76.9 in Kerala now. The five states with highest LE for an Indian male in RGIs 2008 data are Kerala, Jarnmu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and West Bengal.
This list by 2021 will see J&K and Himnachal Pradesh disappear to make way for Gujarat and Haryana. As far as LE of a female is concerned, the new entrants in the top five lists in 2021 will be Karnataka and Gujarat in place of J&K and Himachal. The phenomenon of females living longer than their male counterparts will continue till 202l.
However, the states which will see the highest difference between the LE of a female against that of an average Indian male will be Karnataka (4.5 years), Andhra Pradesh (3,9 years), Maharashtra and Orrissa (3.8 years), Rajasthan (3.5 years), Kerala and Tamil Nadu (3.4 years), West Bengal and Punjab (3.3 years) and Gujarat (3).
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