Table 3

Life expectancy (LE) and health expectancies at age 50 for men, by country (rank between countries in parentheses, 1=lowest, 13=highest)

IndicatorAustriaBelgiumDenmarkFranceGermanyGreeceItalyNetherlandsSpainSwedenSwitzerlandCzech RepublicPoland
LE29.5 (5)29.1 (4)28.3 (3)30.1 (9)29.3 (5)29.8 (8)30.6 (12)29.5 (7)30.1 (9)30.5 (11)30.9 (13)26.1 (2)24.8 (1)
LE free of morbidity10.3 (9)9.2 (5)9.4 (7)8.6 (3)9.1 (4)10.3 (9)9.3 (6)12.9 (12)9.7 (8)11.4 (11)13.1 (13)6.0 (1)6.7 (2)
LE free of severe morbidity24.7 (7)24.3 (5)22.4 (3)24.8 (8)23.6 (4)25.5 (11)24.2 (5)25.9 (12)25.4 (10)24.9 (8)27.8 (13)19.9 (2)17.9 (1)
LE free of physical functional limitation15.7 (2)17.5 (7)19.0 (9)17.5 (7)16.8 (6)15.7 (2)16.6 (5)20.2 (11)19.8 (10)20.2 (11)22.2 (13)15.7 (2)10.5 (1)
LE free of activity limitation (HLY)14.6 (4)18.3 (7)18.4 (8)17.8 (6)14.5 (3)21.7 (13)18.6 (9)16.1 (5)19.0 (11)18.7 (10)21.2 (12)12.3 (2)10.5 (1)
LE free of severe activity limitation26.1 (9)24.7 (6)25.1 (7)24.6 (5)23.9 (3)27.8 (12)25.7 (8)24.1 (4)27.9 (13)26.9 (10)27.7 (11)20.7 (2)17.9 (1)
LE free of IADL limitation24.8 (4)24.7 (3)24.9 (5)25.7 (8)25.5 (6)26.2 (11)25.8 (9)25.6 (7)25.9 (10)27.4 (12)28.2 (13)23.0 (2)18.5 (1)
LE free of ADL limitation26.6 (6)26.0 (4)26.1 (5)26.8 (7)25.6 (3)28.1 (12)27.4 (9)27.4 (9)26.9 (8)27.8 (11)28.5 (13)24.0 (2)19.4 (1)
LE in good self-perceived health20.1 (8)21.2 (10)22.1 (11)18.2 (5)17.2 (3)22.4 (12)18.2 (5)20.5 (9)18.9 (7)17.8 (4)25.4 (13)14.9 (2)10.3 (1)
LE in good or fair self-perceived health26.9 (7)27.2 (10)26.3 (4)27.1 (9)25.3 (3)28.1 (12)26.9 (7)28.0 (11)26.6 (6)26.3 (4)29.7 (13)21.5 (2)16.9 (1)
  • ADL, activities of daily living; IADL, instrumental activities of daily living; HLY, healthy life years.