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Life Expectancy

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Life expectancy is a measure of the average number of years a person would live from a given age. It is usually measured by assuming they would experience a particular area’s age-specific mortality rates for that time period throughout their life (this is called period life expectancy).

There are two related measures in common usage: Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is an estimate of the number of years lived in “Very good” or “Good” general health, based on how individuals perceive their general health. Disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) is an estimate of the number of years lived without a long-lasting physical or mental health condition that limits daily activities.

The Office for National Statistics provides local and national estimates of life expectancy, HLE and DFLE and the latest figures for Swindon can be found here:

 

Further resources

 

JSNA Annual Summary – Life Expectancy section

The JSNA Annual Summary contains a section on life expectancy which can be accessed below. This summary page is only updated in March each year.

 

 

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