Global Life Expectancy Increases by Six Years

Based on data from 190 countries between 1990-2013 life expectancy increased by 6 years to 71.5 years. However, the time spent living in good health did not keep the same pace, increasing only 5.4 years. Japan had the highest healthy life expectancy (HALE) of 73 years and Lesotho had the lowest at 42 years. U.S. men had a HALE…

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Heathy Life Expectancy

Healthy life expectancy (HLE), the predicted future years of life spent in good health at age 65, is lowest in Mississippi (10.8 years) and highest in Hawaii (16.2 years). Females had the greatest HLE in every state and D.C., and it was greater for whites than blacks in almost all states. This report did not address…

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