Healthy life years

In 2016, life expectancy in good health in Belgium stood at 63,8 years for women and 63.7 years for men. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, these figures must increase.

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Healthy life years by sex - Belgium and international comparison

years at birth

 2004200520102011201520162016//20042016//2011
females, Belgium58.462.362.663.664.063.80.70.1
females, EU28----62.662.163.364.2--0.7
males, Belgium58.962.464.063.464.463.70.70.1
males, EU28----61.861.762.663.5--0.6
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Healthy Life Years [hlth_hlye], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/10/2018).

UN target: goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN goal 3.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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