Life Expectancy And All Age All Cause Mortality
The following National Statistics were released today by the Department of Health:
Life Expectancy and All Age All Cause Mortality Monitoring (Overall and Health Inequalities) - Update to include data for 2007 The main points are:
- The overall life expectancy and all age all cause mortality (AAACM) trends for both males and females are broadly on course to deliver the PSA life expectancy target of 78.6 years for men and 82.5 years for women by 2010 (2009-11).
- In 2005-07, life expectancy at birth in England continued to increase for both males and females, and reached its highest level on record at 77.5 years for males and 81.7 years for females.
- Three-year average AAACM rates for England have fallen in each period since 1995-97.
- In 2005-07, average life expectancy at birth in the Spearhead Group was 75.6 years for males and 80.2 years for females, having increased in each period since 1995-97.
- However, England average life expectancy at birth has increased more quickly over this period, and, in 2005-07, the relative gap - i.e. percentage difference - in life expectancy at birth between England and the Spearhead Group was wider than at the baseline for the target (1995-97) for both males and females.
- For males the relative gap was 4% wider than at the baseline (compared with 2% wider in 2004-06), for females 11% wider (the same as in 2004-06). Therefore, the target to narrow the life expectancy gap between the Spearhead Group and the England average, by at least 10% by 2010, remains challenging.
- Three-year average AAACM rates for the Spearhead Group have fallen in each period since 1995-97 for both males and females.