Women spend more of their life with a disability than men

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 31 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2471
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Women on average live longer than men but spend more of their life with a disability, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show.1

The analysis, using data from the 2011 census, also shows that people living in clinical commissioning groups in the north of England live more years with a disability compared with those living in the south of England.

Disability free life expectancy is a useful measure for health and social care resource planning. Respondents …

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