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Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy (2018)

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Topic title Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy (2018)
Topic author(s) Eka Famodile, Caroline Keenan
Topic quality reviewed January 2018
Current version 2018
Insight Document ID 90266

Executive summary

Key Facts

Life Expectancy

  • Life expectancy in Nottingham is significantly lower than the England average, with approximately 3 years less for men and 2 years less for women (Nottingham: 77.0 men; 81.1 women. England: 79.5 men; 83.1 women).
  • Nottingham’s life expectancy for men is currently ranked 140th out of 152 local authorities in England and 136th for women.
  • 6 of the city’s 8 Care Delivery Groups (or Local Area Committees) have significantly lower life expectancy for both men and women compared to the England average.
  • Nottingham’s life expectancy between the most and least affluent areas differs by approximately 8 years for both men and women.
  • The largest contributors to the difference between Nottingham’s and England’s life expectancy are circulatory diseases, cancer, respiratory and digestive disease. 

Healthy Life Expectancy

  • Healthy life expectancy for both men and women in Nottingham is also significantly lower than the England average with men living 5.9 years less in good health and women 8.8 years less.
  • The gap in healthy life expectancy between Nottingham and the England average has increased by 4.7 years (from 2009-11 to 2014-16).
  • Nottingham’s healthy life expectancy for men is ranked 143rd of 152 local authorities and 149th for women.
  • 7 of the City’s 8 CDGs have significantly lower healthy life expectancy at birth for both males and females compared to the England average
  • Healthy life expectancy between the least and most affluent areas of the city differs by approximately 12 years for both men and women.
  • Females born in Nottingham would expect to spend a greater proportion (32%) of life in poorer health compared to 25% for males.

Key contacts

Eka Famodile, Principal Analyst, Public Health
Caroline Keenan, Insight Specialist, Public Health

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