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Health state life expectancies, UK: 2013 to 2015

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  • A newborn baby boy could expect to live 79.2 years and a newborn baby girl 82.9 years if mortality rates remain the same as they were in the UK in 2013 to 2015 throughout their lives.
  • Life expectancy for the UK is higher in 2013 to 2015 compared to 2009 to 2011 but the proportion of life spent in good health is falling, due to the improvement in life expectancy exceeding that of healthy life expectancy.
  • A newborn baby boy could expect to live 63.1 years in good health if they experienced the same health status rates as observed between 2013 and 2015, 0.8 years lower than it was for baby girls. For males, healthy life expectancy increased by 0.4 years since 2009 to 2011 but for females it remained static at 63.9 years.
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