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Life expectancy and infant mortality: how does Mexico compare to other countries? » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Life expectancy and infant mortality: how does Mexico compare to other countries? » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Daniela | Scoop.it

How long do Mexicans live? The 20th century brought dramatic increases in longevity. From under 30 years at the beginning of the century it rose to 38 by 1930.

From there it went up to 50 by 1950 and reached 62 by 1970. By 2000 it was 72, almost double the 1930 value. Women live longer than men. Life expectancy for Mexican women is about 78; that for men is roughly 73 years. In the future Mexican longevity is expected to increase at about 2.5 years per decade. This is not as rapid as in the past but still significant.


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It has been know that over the years the lives of Mexicanos has increased. Woman live longer than men. Mexicans lives are expected to increase 2.5 years per decade. Also their infant mortality dropped from 7.5% in 1970 to 1.7% by 2005. Canada still beats every one of the countries with the lowest infant morality rate. Mexico Is low but still lowering. It's not with most of the countries were their all kind of in the middle but in the first couple ones. It's in a good place compared to the others.

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Ross Caddy's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:23 PM

I can't believe how young Mexicans were dying back in the early twentieth century.  I assume the population has increased along with the life expectancy.  Due to the fact that it is increasing by 2.5 years per decade, people are going to be living pretty long within a few decades.  I think that along with the life expectancy on the rise that Mexico's infrastructure is going to improve over the course of time.  This is a good thing for the people of Mexico and can be for the U.S. and Canada, because Mexico will be able to trade and purchase more goods.

Zarrin Bashir's comment, January 13, 2014 9:35 PM
I think the country's infrastructure and the overall progress of Mexico is improving. Since the life expectancy has been getting higher there, it must mean that they are improving the living conditions of the country. In order for a country to have high life expectancy and less infant mortality , the country must have a lot more medical improvements and hospitals. According to the statistics in the article , Mexico's life expectancy and infant mortality changed for the better. I think it will continue increasing , since the conditions must be improving there.
Trinidad Millan's comment, January 13, 2014 10:06 PM
The decline in infant mortality, and growth in life expectancy means that Mexico's infrastructure is improving. It has changed greatly over the years. Before, Mexico used to lack sanitary hospitals, and was very corrupt. Now, the rates of life expectancy have changed and less people are dying. As more people are born, the population of Mexico will increase. It will increase I'm size because, the better the infrastructure, the better the living conditions. Which in the near future, could mean lower death rates in the country.
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San Salvador from the Air (Photos)

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December 16, 2013 — The online periodical El Faro today published a collection of 48 photos of San Salvador and surrounding municipalities taken from the air.


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San Salvador has many pretty nice and clean places. But others aren't so pretty. Their sewage drains in some parts aren't connected so all the dirty water is just flowing down in some kind of polluted waterfall, full of garbage sitting there destroying the soil. It's infrastructure is highly developed in certain areas but in others its very low. It's packed in some places  home made of scrap metal, then in others it's a beautiful green scenery.  

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RobersonWG's curator insight, December 27, 2013 10:57 PM

As you view the images of San Salvador, use what you learned in Human Geography to explain what their life is like.  I should only see terminology from our unit on Human Geography (i.e. overcrowded, formal region, functional region, overpopulation, life expectancy, population pyramid, etc.)

Jessica ❤️'s curator insight, January 12, 2014 4:32 PM

I think life expectancy will be low for the people on the side where is poor. Since the government doesn't do anything on trying to help them out. there is over population as you can see in the picture. People walking around where they have to go.  It's a less developed place since there is  building but it seems that there isnt enough space for people.