Note: This is the 1997 edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook
. If you are interested in more recent information, please see the 2000
Figure 4.25. Disability-adjusted life
expectancy years in India, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the world.
- Niessen et al. (1996), (preliminary results).
- Disability-adjusted life
expectancy (DALE) years are a measure of years lived minus an estimated
percentage for each year lived in incomplete health. The number of
years lost have been arranged according to the main pressures of food,
water, and vectorborne diseases; poverty only; and life-style. Please
note that DALE years are different from DALYs (disability-adjusted
life years) as used by the World Bank (Murray and Lopez, 1996).