Over a 3rd of life spent sick for many disadvantaged

Over a 3rd of life spent sick for many disadvantaged

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Folks in essentially the most disadvantaged communities are spending a couple of third of their lives sick, in keeping with new figures launched by the Nationwide Data of Scotland.

Wholesome Life Expectancy (HLE) is a inhabitants common based mostly on the self-reported experiences of a pattern of individuals. It is an indicator of the well being of the entire inhabitants.

In 2019-2021 HLE at start for females was 61.1 years and for males was 60.4 years. It has fallen for each over the newest yr. That is according to a downward development that began in 2014-2016 for females and 2015-2017 for males.

Wholesome life expectancy for females was virtually 25 years decrease for essentially the most disadvantaged areas in comparison with the least disadvantaged. The distinction was even better for males at 26 years.

Maria, Kaye-Bardgett, NRS statistician stated:

“It is vital to acknowledge the distinction between life expectancy and wholesome life expectancy but additionally how they influence one another.

“These figures present that folks dwelling in essentially the most disadvantaged communities usually tend to report their poor well being – in order that they have a shorter wholesome life expectancy.

“We already know from life expectancy figures that folks in essentially the most disadvantaged communities die at youthful ages. Utilizing each units of figures we will say that women and men in essentially the most disadvantaged communities spend greater than a 3rd of their lives sick. As compared individuals within the least disadvantaged areas can count on to reside round 15% of their lives sick and can take pleasure in longer lives.”

HLE has been larger for females than for males because the begin of the time sequence for this information. Nevertheless the hole between women and men has develop into smaller over time.


The report, Wholesome Life Expectancy 2019-2021, is obtainable on the NRS web site alongside information tables.

The non-public response information comes from the Annual Inhabitants Survey run by ONS throughout the UK.

The newest years for which UK comparisons can be found are 2018-2020.

Media inquiries must be directed to:

Donna Inexperienced
NRS Communications
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Additional details about the statistics is obtainable from:

NRS Buyer Service
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