Life expectancy in good health

Definitions

Life expectancy in good health is determined by life expectancy at specific ages and by the proportion of people who, at these specific ages, say that they are in good or poor health. The concept of life in good health, therefore, takes into account not only the length of life but also the quality of health in the years of life that have passed.

To calculate life expectancy in good health, we use the method suggested by Sullivan (1971). The following basic data are necessary:

- number of deaths in a given year (broken down by age and sex)
- permanent resident population in a given year (broken down by age and sex)
- presence of people in good or very good health in a given year (broken down by age and sex)

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Some 68 indicators describe the current situation and changes in the integration of the population with a migration background and/or of foreign nationals in Switzerland in eleven areas of life in our society.

Key indicators

34 key indicators provide an overview of the progress made on the journey towards integration and the state of integration of the population with a migration background. If this information is lacking, the population is shown by nationality, and where this variable is available, the country of birth.

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