Women’s excess unhealthy life years: disentangling the unhealthy life years gapAbstractBackgroundMethodsResultsConclusion

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Background: Compared to men, women live longer but have more years with disability. We assessed the contribution of gender differences in mortality and disability, total and by cause, to women’s excess unhealthy life years (ULYs). Methods: We used mortality data for France 2008 from Eurostat, causes of death from the CépiDc-INSERM database; and disability and chronic conditions data from the French Disability Health Survey 2008–09. ULYs were calculated by the Sullivan method. The contributions of mortality and disability differences to gender differences in ULY were based on decompositio…

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