Life expectancy

Conference paper

Impact of regional differences in residential environment on healthy life expectancy in 1,300 Japanese municipalities

Purpose / Context – We clarify how regional differences in residential environment impact healthy life expectancy. Methodology / Approach – We defined healthy life expectancy and considered how to measure and calculate it. We prepared the data for calculating healthy life expectancy from various Bureau...
Journal article

Are Indigenous mortality gaps closing: how to tell, and when?

It is well known that the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is considerably poorer than that of their non-Indigenous counterparts. Strategies, policies, programs and funding over many years have been targeted toward improving the health of Indigenous Australians and closing the...

Aboriginal – Māori: how Indigenous health suffers on both sides of the ditch

This article discusses the similarities between Australian and New Zealand Indigenous people's troublesome health issues. Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health. A landmark comprehensive report published today in...
Journal article

Social group memberships in retirement are associated with reduced risk of premature death: evidence from a longitudinal cohort study

This article examines the extent to which membership in social groups following retirement determines quality of life and mortality.

2015 AMA report card on Indigenous health - closing the gap on Indigenous imprisonment rates

Among the divides between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous people in Australia, the health and life expectancy gap and the stark difference in the rates of imprisonment are among the most well-known. It is estimated that, on average, an Indigenous male born...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report: New South Wales

The latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance. Summary The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework...

World report on ageing and health

At a time of unpredictable challenges for health, whether from a changing climate, emerging infectious diseases, or the next microbe that develops drug resistance, one trend is certain: the ageing of populations is rapidly accelerating worldwide. For the first time in history, most people can...

2013 quick stats: about people aged 65 and over

The 65-years-and-over age group nearly doubled in number between 1981 and 2013 – from 309,795 to 607,032 people – according to 2013 Census results. Overview The 65-years-and-over age group nearly doubled in number between 1981 and 2013 – from 309,795 to 607,032 people – according...

Linking body and mind

Those with severe mental illness like schizophrenia have a 15–20 years lower life expectancy than the general population. Rapid weight gain associated with the side effects of medication often leads to a higher incidence of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. We hear the...

Ulyssean ageing: an alternative model for the third age

The way we theorise ageing provides a 'cultural template' which effects both policy and practice and which has consequences for the way people make a social contribution. This paper illustrates the implications of this cultural template by reference to an ongoing empirical study of Grey...