'Healthy' life expectancy falls for women but improves for men

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ONS data shows life expectancy continues to rise but only marginally
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ONS data shows life expectancy continues to rise but only marginally

Females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males

Healthy life expectancy - the average number of years lived in ‘very good' or ‘good' general health based on how individuals perceive their general health - has dropped for women but risen for men, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2015 to 2017. Based on the 2015-2017 figures, men could expect an average healthy life expectancy of 63.1 years at birth - an increase of five months since the 2009-2011 period, while women could expect 63.6 years - a fall of three...

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