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Life Expectancy at Birth by Year, New Jersey, 2000 to 2020

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Why Is This Important?

Life expectancy is a summary mortality measure often used to describe the overall health status of a population.


Average life span or number of years of life that could be expected if current death rates were to remain constant Life expectancy from birth is very sensitive to infant and child mortality. Life expectancy from age 65 is less sensitive to infant and child mortality than life expectancy from birth and is thought to better represent overall adult health status. In NJSHAD, life expectancy is calculated using a method developed by CL Chiang. For more information on calculation of life expectancy in NJSHAD, please visit the [[a href="query/LifeExp.html" life expectancy documentation page]].

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How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Not applicable. For information on life expectancy calculation, please see [[a href="query/LifeExp.html" life expectancy documentation page]].
  • Denominator:

    See numerator note.

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Indicator Data Last Updated On 04/28/2022, Published on 06/12/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (