TRAFFORD-JSNA

Life expectancy

Life expectancy is a useful summary measure of the health of populations. 

Life expectancy at birth (LE) for the population living in an area represents the average number of years a person would expect to live based on contemporary mortality rates. 

Data for Trafford for 2014-16 show:

  • Male LE has reached 80.0 years, statistically significantly better than the England average (79.5 years)
  • Female LE has reached 83.7 years, statistically significantly better than the England average (83.1 years)
  • However, there are wide inequalities in LE within Trafford:
    • There is a 10.4 year gap in Male LE between the most and least deprived areas of Trafford, wider than in 2010-12 (9.9 years)
    • The gap for females is 8.2 years, again wider than in 2010-12 (6.1 years)

Healthy Life Expectancy at birth (HLE) is an important summary measure of mortality and morbidity in populations which brings an element of quality of life to length of life.  HLE represents the average number of years a person would expect to live in good health based on contemporary mortality rates and prevalence of self-reported good health. Data for Trafford for 2014-16 show:

  • Male HLE is 62.7 years, statistically similar to the England average (63.3 years)
  • Female HLE is 66.2 years, statistically significantly better than the England average (63.9 years)
  • However, the inequalities in HLE within Trafford are wider still than for LE.  Data for 2009-2013 combined show a gap in HLE of 15.8 years for males and 16.1 years for females between the least and the most deprived areas of Trafford. 

 

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