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Information on Life Expectancy

Information on Life Expectancy

Life expectancy at birth by health and local authorities in the United Kingdom 1991-1993 to 2002-2004 was previously produced and published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on their website.

Information produced by National Records of Scotland for subsequent years is available in the Life Expectancy section of this website.

Information on Healthy Life Expectancy (HLE) was published in March 2004 by the Information Services Division (ISD) of the NHS. HLE is defined as the number of years people can expect to live in good health. The difference between healthy and life expectancy indicates the length of time people can expect to spend in poor health. More information on Healthy life expectancy in Scotland is available on the website of the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO).

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