Social inequalities in Healthy Life Expectancy: alternative methods of estimation in the absence of the national census

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Background The indicator Healthy Life Year (HLY) is currently a standard summary measure of population health that expresses the number of remaining years spent without disability at a particular age. Social inequalities in HLY are widely documented on the national and European levels. In previous studies, HLY by socioeconomic status (SES) in Belgium were estimated using the follow-up mortality of the national census. However, as there has been no census planned since 2001, other approaches have to be identified. Objectives This presentation explores an alternative method to estimate and up…

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