Differences in healthy life expectancy among men and women

Baerlocher, Mark O.
November 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/6/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 10, p1174
Academic Journal
The article reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) defined healthy life expectancy as the average number of years that a person can expect to live in full health by taking into account years lived in less than full health due to disease or injury. It stated that women tend to live longer than men, however, there are several exceptions to this. In Canada, the healthy life expectancy for women is four years longer than for men. The most striking exception to the general trend is Qatar, where men live in full health an average of 2.9 years longer than women. Russia is at the other end of the spectrum, where men are affected by major illness or injury 11 years before women.


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