Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy: Concepts and Estimates
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.
KeywordsLife Expectancy Life Table Disability Prevalence Health Expectancy Healthy Life Expectancy
List of Abbreviations:
activities of daily living
disability-adjusted life expectancy Synonym for HALE (q.v.) or healthy life expectancy
disability-adjusted life year
global burden of disease project
health-adjusted life expectancy
World Health Organization
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