Health expectancy at birth, by sex: 1996, 2001, and 2006

Stats NZ

Notes

An estimate of the average number of years a person will live without requiring assistance with everyday activities.

Definitions

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.

Data calculation/treatment

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

Stats NZ

Dataset name

New Zealand Progress Indicators Tupuranga Aotearoa: Health expectancy to 2006

Webpage:

http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/snapshots-of-nz/nz-progress-indicators/home/social/health-expectancy.aspx

How to find the data

At URL provided, download 'Health expectancy - table' from right-hand column

Import & extraction details

File as imported: New Zealand Progress Indicators Tupuranga Aotearoa: Health expectancy to 2006

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

Dataset originally released on:

July 2009