Life Expectancy: 82.5 years

Life expectancy is the average number of years a baby born today is expected to live if current mortality patterns continue throughout his or her lifetime.  Reflecting most recent data available (2017).

 

  

There has been a gradual increase in Life Expectancy in most areas of San Diego County. The report below shows the following charts: Data by Year, HHSA Service Region and Sub-regional Areas. Simply click the report's forward or back arrow to view each chart. (Reports are best viewed and printed in Google Chrome.)

   

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Why measure Life Expectancy?   

Life expectancy serves as a widely used indicator for the capability to live a long and healthy life. It reflects quantity, rather than quality, of life of a population.

 

   

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What can we do to Improve Life Expectancy

Chronic diseases are the main cause of death and disability worldwide. There are 3 behaviors that contribute to 4 chronic diseases that cause over 50 percent of deaths.

The following actions may contribute to a positive impact on life expectancy:

  • Implement worksite programs intended to improve diet and/or physical activity behaviors
  • Support policies that improve availability of healthier food and beverage choices at public service venues (restaurants, stores, schools, etc.)
  • Enhance community health through health communication strategies and social marketing
  • Reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure by supporting or implementing smoke-free policies
  • Improve mental health and address mental illness through home or clinic-based depression care management
  • Enhance access to places for physical activity combined with informational outreach

      

Expanded Indicators Related to Life Expectancy

Other related indicators such as Exercise, and Smoking are reported below.  The report below shows the following charts: Data by Year, HHSA Service Region, City and Sub-regional Areas. Simply click the report's forward or back arrow to view each chart. 

   

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View the 2018 dashboard of the Top 10 and Expanded indicators by:

  

Footnotes

1. Moore SC, et al. Leisure Time Physical Activity of Moderate to Vigorous Intensity and Mortality: A Large Pooled Cohort Analysis. PLoS Medicine. November 6, 2012. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001335

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008) Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Productivity Losses --- United States, 2000--2004. MMWR, 57(45);1226-1228 . Available online: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5745a3.htm