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Article: Trends in healthy life expectancy in Hong Kong SAR 1996-2008

TitleTrends in healthy life expectancy in Hong Kong SAR 1996-2008
Authors
KeywordsChronic morbidity and disability
Gender gap
Healthy life expectancy
Hong Kong SAR
Issue Date2010
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Citation
European Journal Of Ageing, 2010, v. 7 n. 4, p. 257-269 How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough Hong Kong has one of the best life expectancy (LE) records in the world, second only to Japan for women, we know very little about the changes in the health status of the older adult population. Our article aims to provide a better understanding of trends in both chronic morbidity and disability for older men and women. The authors compute chronic morbidity-free and disability-free life expectancy and the proportion of both in relation to total LE using the Sullivan method to examine whether Hong Kong older adults are experiencing a compression of morbidity and disability and whether there is any gender difference in relation to mortality and morbidity. The results of this study show that Hong Kong women tend to outlive Hong Kong men but are also more likely to suffer from a 'double disadvantage', namely more years of life with more chronic morbidity and disability. There has also been a significant expansion of chronic morbidity, as chronic morbidity-free life expectancy (CMFLE) decreased substantially for both genders from 1996 to 2008. Although disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) increased during this period, it increased at a slower pace compared to LE. The proportion of life without chronic morbidity also declined remarkably during these 12 years. Among the advanced ages, the proportion of remaining life in good health without disability has decreased since 1996, indicating a relative expansion of disability. © 2010 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133795
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, KSLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-31T07:04:49Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-31T07:04:49Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal Of Ageing, 2010, v. 7 n. 4, p. 257-269en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1613-9372en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133795-
dc.description.abstractAlthough Hong Kong has one of the best life expectancy (LE) records in the world, second only to Japan for women, we know very little about the changes in the health status of the older adult population. Our article aims to provide a better understanding of trends in both chronic morbidity and disability for older men and women. The authors compute chronic morbidity-free and disability-free life expectancy and the proportion of both in relation to total LE using the Sullivan method to examine whether Hong Kong older adults are experiencing a compression of morbidity and disability and whether there is any gender difference in relation to mortality and morbidity. The results of this study show that Hong Kong women tend to outlive Hong Kong men but are also more likely to suffer from a 'double disadvantage', namely more years of life with more chronic morbidity and disability. There has also been a significant expansion of chronic morbidity, as chronic morbidity-free life expectancy (CMFLE) decreased substantially for both genders from 1996 to 2008. Although disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) increased during this period, it increased at a slower pace compared to LE. The proportion of life without chronic morbidity also declined remarkably during these 12 years. Among the advanced ages, the proportion of remaining life in good health without disability has decreased since 1996, indicating a relative expansion of disability. © 2010 The Author(s).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Ageingen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe Author(s)en_US
dc.subjectChronic morbidity and disabilityen_HK
dc.subjectGender gapen_HK
dc.subjectHealthy life expectancyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kong SARen_HK
dc.titleTrends in healthy life expectancy in Hong Kong SAR 1996-2008en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1613-9372&volume=7&spage=&epage=&date=2010&atitle=Trends+in+Healthy+Life+Expectancy+in+Hong+Kong+SAR:1996-2008en_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, KSL: cslk@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10433-010-0171-3en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid21212818-
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dc.identifier.volume7en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage257en_HK
dc.identifier.epage269en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1613-9380en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000284899100006-
dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_HK
dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 31 May 2011en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridCheung, KSL=8450144800en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYip, PSF=7102503720en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike8323703-

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