Health-adjusted life expectancy in Canada

Articles and reports: 82-003-X201800454950


Over the past century, life expectancy at birth in Canada has risen substantially. However, these gains in the quantity of life say little about gains in the quality of life. This study calculates health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE), an indicator of quality of life, for the combined household and institutional population every four years from 1994/1995 to 2015. Trends over time in health status, life expectancy, and HALE are examined. The study also discusses how HALE has changed relative to life expectancy.

Issue Number: 2018004
Author(s): Bushnik, Tracey; Martel, Laurent; Tjepkema, Michael

Main Product: Health Reports

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