‘Healthy’ life expectancy is just 63 years

By December 12, 2017Uncategorized

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 seen in life expectancy in recent decades are slowing.

The rate of improvement in life expectancy at birth during the first half of the second decade of the 21st century was 75.3% lower for males and 82.7% lower for females when compared with the first half of the first decade.

 

read more – https://www.healthinsurancedaily.com/health-insurance/product-area/long-term-care/article484340.ece

 

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