Life expectancy has gone up in India. But are people able to live fully functional lives ? Is the quality of life improving as medical technology keeps more Indians alive year after year ?
To answer some of these questions the WHO has started calculating Health Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), or healthy life expectancy, to measure the number of years a person can expect to live in good health, taking social and economic factors into account alongside disease and disability rates.
Healthcare consultancy firm Medigo calculated the number of bad years that a person lives through in each country. Bad Years are calculated by subtracting the good years from the average life expectancy from the country.
The good news for India is that on an average the number of “Bad Years” lived by our citizens are coming down. As per the data the number of “Bad Years” have been significantly down since year 2000.
Below is the infographic for the Asian region.
Interesting China and Khazakhstan is enjoying similar growth in good health years. For details on the other countries in the world please do visit this link.