Pillar 5: Health

Pillar 5: Health

What does it capture? Health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE)—the average number of years a newborn can expect to live in good health.

Why does it matter? Healthier individuals have more physical and mental capabilities, are more productive and creative, and tend to invest more in education as life expectancy increases. Healthier children develop into adults with stronger cognitive abilities


5.01 Healthy life expectancy

Number of years that a newborn can expect to live in good health, taking into account mortality and disability. | 2016 estimate

More details about the methodology can be found at http://www. healthdata.org/research-article/gbd-2015-dalys-hale.

Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).