Healthy life expectancy in Scotland drops to just 61 years for men and women

Healthy life expectancy has dropped across Scotland according to a shock new report, with a widening gap between the richest and poorest.

Males can expect to live in good health for an average of 61.7 years from birth while for females it is 61.9 years, according to a report published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Life expectancy (LE) is an estimate of how many years a person might be expected to live, whereas healthy life expectancy (HLE) is an estimate of how many years they might live in a healthy state.

The number of years a person

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Healthy life expectancy of rich men 26 years more than poor, stats show

The healthy life expectancy of a poor man is 26 years less than that of a more affluent one, official statistics show.

Figures released as part of a Scottish Government report on health inequalities showed that a man in the most deprived areas of Scotland could expect to live to 47 years old in good health between 2017 and 2019, compared to 73 for the most affluent.

The gap between the highest and lowest earners in the country is also growing, the report showed, from 22.5 years between 2013-2015.

There is also a stark difference in the healthy life expectancy

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Healthy life expectancy for women in UK drops by almost FIVE MONTHS

Healthy life expectancy for women in the UK drops by almost FIVE MONTHS in the space of just five years – but men have seen no significant change

  • Office for National Statistics data shows healthy life expectancy fall for women
  • In 2017/19 for men it was 62.9 years, no significant change on stats in 2014/16 
  • For women it was 63.3 years, down significantly on 63.7 years recorded 2014/16 

Healthy life expectancy for women in the UK has fallen by

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Women’s healthy life expectancy drops by five months, but men see no change

Women’s healthy life expectancy (HLE) has fallen by five months while the rate for men has stayed the same, Government figures show. 

On Monday, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published data analysing life expectancy for men and women from 2017 to 2019.  It showed that female HLE was almost five months shorter between 2017 to 2019 than in 2014 to 2016, and at its lowest since the time series began in 2009 to 2011. 

Between 2009 and 2011, there was a difference of 1.1 years between male and female HLE at birth. Since then, female HLE has declined, while

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