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Person—life expectancy, total years N[NN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLife expectancy
METeOR identifier:Help on this term557421
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe number of years, on average, a person is expected to live, based on current age and sex-specific death rates.
Data Element Concept:Person—life expectancy

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
999Unknown/not stated
Unit of measure:Help on this termYear

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termA life table is a statistical model used to represent mortality of a population. In its simplest form, a life table is generated from age-specific death rates and the resulting values are used to measure mortality, survivorship and life expectancy.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Life expectancy, 2009–2011 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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