Contribution of chronic conditions to gender disparities in health expectancies in Belgium, 2001, 2004 and 2008

Last updated on 27-9-2019 by Jean Tafforeau

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Background: We aimed to investigate the contribution of chronic conditions to gender differences in disability- free life expectancy (DFLE) and life expectancy with disability (LED) in Belgium in 2001, 2004 and 2008. Methods: Data on disability and chronic conditions from participants of the 2001, 2004 and 2008 Health Interview Surveys in Belgium were used to estimate disability prevalence by cause using the attribution method. Disability prevalence was applied to life tables to estimate DFLE and LED using the Sullivan method. Decomposition techniques were used to assess the contribution…

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