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December 2017

‘Healthy’ life expectancy is just 63 years

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Improvements in full life expectancy are slowing Healthy life expectancy for men and women is only 63.1 years and 63.7 years, respectively, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The data shows men can expect to live 79.6% of their lives in good health. For women, the figure is smaller at 76.9% because of their longer full life expectancy. The figures show the biggest fall in healthy life expectancy in recent times. Healthy life expectancy among women has fallen by eight weeks, and by two weeks among men since last year. The ONS also said the improvements…

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