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Saturday, September 05, 2015

DALYs and HALEs 1990-2013

Life expectancy climbs worldwide but people spend more years living with illness and disability
September 2, 2015

Life expectancy at birth, both sexes, 2013 (credit: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) 
Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990
The good news: as for 2013, global life expectancy for people in 188 countries has risen 6.2 years since 1990 (65.3 to 71.5). The bad news: healthy life expectancy (HALE) at birth rose by only 5.4 years (56.9 to 62.3), due to fatal and nonfatal ailments (interactive visualization by country here). In other words, people … more…

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