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Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy: Concepts and Estimates

  • J. A. Labbe
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Abstract:

This paper review the concepts and results of  Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy. Health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) is a comprehensive indicator because it introduces the concept of quality of life. It is interpreted as the number of years in  full health that an individual can expect to live given the current morbidity and mortality conditions. The Sullivan’s method has been widely used to estimate the measure the simplicity of its inputs. The most comprehensive estimates correspond to WHO and several studies have been published since. Results show differences in healthy life expectancy by sex and country level of development.

Keywords

Life Expectancy Life Table Disability Prevalence Health Expectancy Healthy Life Expectancy 
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List of Abbreviations:

ADL

activities of daily living

DALE

disability-adjusted life expectancy Synonym for HALE (q.v.) or healthy life expectancy

DALY

disability-adjusted life year

DFLE

 disability-free life expectancy

GBD

 global burden of disease project

HALE

health-adjusted life expectancy

HE

 health expectancy

WHO

World Health Organization

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