Canadian Community Health Survey - Annual Component (CCHS)

Health-adjusted life expectancy of person, measure

Health-adjusted life expectancy refers to a more comprehensive indicator than that of life expectancy because it introduces the concept of quality of life. Health-adjusted life expectancy is the number of years in full health that an individual can expect to live given the current morbidity and mortality conditions. Health-adjusted life expectancy uses the Health Utility Index (HUI) to weigh years lived in good health higher than years lived in poor health. Thus, health-adjusted life expectancy is not only a measure of quantity of life but also a measure of quality of life.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

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