JAKARTA - Life expectancy in Indonesia has increased from 66.2 years in 2004 to 69.4 years in 2006, the country's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said here Wednesday. The president said that the rise due to the improvement of health and nutrition condition of the world's forth most populous country. "The life expectancy in our country rose from 66.2 years in 2004 to 69.4 in 2006," he said in a prepared speech at the anniversary of national health day at the sport stadium here.
The president also said that the baby mortality has decreased from 36 in 2003 to 32 in 2006 each 1,000 births. Yudhoyono said that the government would be all out to improve the effort in health development." Life expectancy is one of the a way globally used for measuring the level of health condition of a nation.