Health expectancies at birth for middle layer super output areas (MSOAs), England, 2009 to 2013

Document type
Paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Publisher
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
25 September 2015
Subject(s)
Health Services, Disabled people
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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In recent years, there has been increasing demand for health indicators at small area level to monitor the scale of health gaps between areas and its impact on public health. There is a clear sex inequality in England where males at birth are expected to spend a higher proportion of their life in ‘Good’ health when compared with females at birth; which is 80.2% for males and 78.1% for females. There were some geographical differences in England; for example, people living in MSOAs in the south of England were expected to spend a higher proportion of their life in ‘Good’ health than people from the northern part of England, despite having generally longer life expectancies. This divide was more prominent for males in the South East region where 279 MSOAs out of its 1,108 MSOAs fell into the top range.