Life Expectancy Quality Measures: Healthy Life Expectancy and Disability-Free Life Expectancy

Health expectancies add a quality of life dimension to estimates of life expectancy (LE) by dividing expected lifespan into time spent in different states of health or disability.  Healthy life expectancy (HLE) estimates lifetime spent in "Very good" or "Good" health and is based on how individuals perceive their general health.  Disability-free life expectancy (DfLE) estimates lifetime free from a limiting persistent illness or disability based upon a self-rated assessment of how health conditions and illness limit an individual's ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

Life Expectancy Measures: Male

• Male healthy life expectancy at birth in Dudley was 59.6 years in 2015-17, equivalent to 75.5% of life spent in very good / good health

• Male disability-free life expectancy at birth in Dudley was 60.5 years in 2015-17, equivalent to 76.7% of life spent without disability

• At age 65 healthy life expectancy for males in Dudley was 8.2 years and disability-free life expectancy was 9.2 years

• As of the latest data from 2015-17 male life expectancy, healthy life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy in Dudley is below the figures for England both at birth and at age 65

Life Expectancy Measures: Male

Life Expectancy Measures: Female

• Female healthy life expectancy at birth in Dudley was 60.9 years in 2015-17, equivalent to 73.4% of life spent in very good / good health

• Female disability-free life expectancy at birth in Dudley was 58.9 years in 2015-17, equivalent to 71.1% of life spent without disability

• At age 65 healthy life expectancy for females in Dudley was 8.4 years and disability-free life expectancy was 8.5 years

• As of the latest data from 2015-17 female life expectancy at birth and age 65 in Dudley are very similar to that seen for England, but healthy life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy are lower than the equivalent England figures

Life Expectancy Measures: Female