Gender differences in healthy life years within the EU: an exploration of the "health-survival" paradox.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

Peer reviewed scientific article



OBJECTIVES: To evaluated the female-male health-survival paradox by estimating the contribution of women’s mortality advantage versus women’s disability disadvantage.METHODS: Disability prevalence was measured from the 2006 Survey on Income and Living Conditions in 25 European countries. Disability prevalence was applied to life tables to estimate healthy life years (HLY) at age 15. Gender differences in HLY were split into two parts: that due to gender inequality in mortality and that due to gender inequality in disability. The relationship between women’s mortality advantage or disability…

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