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Life expec­tancy online — How much longer?

For the “Danish Atlas of Disease Morta­lity”, scien­tists evaluated the data of 7.4 million people which lived in Denmark in the years 2000 to 2018. It aims to show the statis­tical median remai­ning life­span of people in Denmark, and anyone can find out about it with just a few clicks.

About 1 million deaths in the 19-year obser­va­tion period have been evaluated. The morta­lity rates of diffe­rent dise­ases were compared with the morta­lity rate in the age-appro­priate total popu­la­tion. The statis­tics show, for example, that the loss of life years was highest for chronic liver dise­ases: about minus 17 years. The indi­vi­dual dise­ases are listed accor­ding to ICD-10: Around 1,800 dise­ases are available.

Plana-Ripoll O et al. Analysis of morta­lity metrics asso­ciated with a compre­hen­sive range of disor­ders in Denmark, 2000 to 2018: A popu­la­tion-based cohort study. PLoS Med. 2022;19(6): e1004023. Published 2022 Jun 16. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1004023