DCSIMG

Indicator Profile of Life Expectancy at Age 65

Why Is This Important?

Life expectancy is an indicator of the overall health status of a population.

Life Expectancy at Age 65 by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2000-2009

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Data Sources

Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health;  Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health;  Linked Infant Death-Birth Database, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health;  National Center for Health Statistics;  State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development; 

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Definition

Average remaining number of years that a person 65 years of age would be expected to live if current death rates were to remain constant

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of age-, race-, ethnicity, and gender-specific deaths
Denominator: Number of persons in the corresponding population

Page Content Updated On 03/30/14, Published on 03/30/14
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, Web: www.nj.gov/health/chs, e-mail: chs@doh.state.nj.us
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Content updated: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:00:46 EDT