State-Specific Healthy Life Expectancy at Age 65 Years

beSpacific 2013-07-21

State-Specific Healthy Life Expectancy at Age 65 Years — United States, 2007–2009,  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). July 19, 2013 / 62(28);561-566

“In this report, difference in Health Life Expectancies (HLE) were reported at the state level for adults aged 65 years based on self-reported health in the 2007–2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, National Vital Statistics Systems mortality data, and corresponding U.S. Census population estimates. The HLE estimates identify disparities in health status by sex, race, and state. Overall, at age 65 years, females had a greater HLE than males and whites had a greater HLE than blacks in all states with sufficient data and the District of Columbia, except in Nevada and New Mexico.”

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