Health expectancy at birth, by sex: 1996, 2001, and 2006
An estimate of the average number of years a person will live without requiring assistance with everyday activities.
Health expectancy is an estimate of the average number of years a person will live without requiring assistance with everyday activities. A good standard of health contributes to quality of life and enables people to participate in society and the economy.
Health expectancy is measured by independent life expectancy at birth. This is defined as the 'expectation of life without the need for assistance from another person or a complex assistive device (whether daily or intermittently)'.
Independent life expectancy is a summary measure of the population’s health as it combines both mortality and morbidity.
Health expectancies were calculated by the standard method recommended by the International Network for Health Expectancy (REVES).
Limitations of the data
Full methodological details available here: http://www.stats.govt.nz/~/media/Statistics/browse-categories/health/life-expectancy/longer-life-better-health/longerlifebetterhealth.pdf
Data provided by
New Zealand Progress Indicators Tupuranga Aotearoa: Health expectancy to 2006
How to find the data
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Import & extraction details
From the dataset New Zealand Progress Indicators Tupuranga Aotearoa: Health expectancy to 2006, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 8-10
- Columns: 3-5
- Provided: 6 data points
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