Contribution of mortality and disability to the secular trend in health inequality at the turn of century in Belgium.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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BACKGROUND: There is evidence that health inequalities by socio-economic status have persisted. We examined whether educational differences in Disability-Free Life Expectancy (DFLE) and Disability Life Expectancy (DLE) at age 25 has narrowed or widened between the 1990s and 2000s in Belgium. The contribution of mortality and disability prevalence to the secular trend is investigated.METHODS: We used disability data from the 1997 and 2004 Belgian Health Interviews Surveys and mortality data from the 3-years follow-up of the 1991 and 2001 census population to assess education-related disparit…

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