Changes in cardiovascular disease are responsible for nearly half of the overall increase in disability-free life expectancy
over this 15-year period--0.
Thus, life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy
may be used to assess the occurrence of the compression of morbidity in a population (9).
Disability-free life expectancy
at birth for males in the UK increased from 60 years in 2000/02 to 62 in 2004/06, the figures showed.
After seven years of follow-up, people with a BMI of at least 25 but less than 30 had the greatest disability-free life expectancy
According to Statistics Canada, disability-free life expectancy
is estimated at 68.
For most developed countries the life expectancy at birth has shown little increase over the last two decades and the focus of research appears to be shifting from mortality to morbidity, more specifically to the measurement of active or disability-free life expectancy
at particular ages.