• Disability-adjusted life expectancy (Line chart)
  • Disability-adjusted life expectancy (Bar chart)
  • Disability-adjusted life expectancy (Map)
Data set notes
European Health for All database

Indicators: 611
Updated: 15 June 2018
Downloads: 14829

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
WHO Global Health Estimates provide a comprehensive and comparable set of DALY estimates from year 2000 onwards. The sum of these DALYs across the population, or the burden of disease, can be thought of as a measurement of the gap between current health status and an ideal health situation where the entire population lives to an advanced age, free of disease and disability.

DALYs for a disease or health condition are calculated as the sum of the Years of Life Lost (YLL) due to premature mortality in the population and the Years Lost due to Disability (YLD) for people living with the health condition or its consequences.

Because these estimates draw on new data and on the results of the GBD 2015 study, and there have been substantial revisions to methods for many causes, these estimates for the years 2000-2015 are not directly comparable with previous WHO estimates of DALYs.

For more detailed information on the methods used to calculate disability-adjusted life expectancy, see http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/GlobalDALYmethods_2000_2015.pdf?ua=1
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