Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Introduction
    • Methods and data sources
  • Health expectancies in 2012
    • Health expectancies at birth
    • Health expectancies at age 65
  • Trends in health expectancies from 1998 to 2012
    • Changes in health expectancies at birth
    • Changes in health expectancies at age 65
  • Age and sex differences in health expectancies in 2012
    • Differences in expected years living with disability
    • Differences in expected years living free of disability
  • Change in gender gap in health expectancies 1998 to 2012
  • Disability prevalence rates 1998 to 2012
    • Sex differences in disability prevalence rates in 2012
  • Is morbidity compressing?
    • Proposed health scenarios and related measures of health expectancies
    • Recent Australian evidence relating to the proposed health scenarios
  • Appendix A: Appendix tables
  • Appendix B: ABS survey definitions of disability
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations