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Article: Healthy life expectancy in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

TitleHealthy life expectancy in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherWorld Health Organization. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.who.int/bulletin/en/
Citation
Bulletin Of The World Health Organization, 2003, v. 81 n. 1, p. 43-47 How to Cite?
AbstractSullivan's method and a regression model were used to calculate healthy life expectancy (HALE) for men and women in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR) of China. These methods need estimates of the prevalence and information on disability distributions of 109 diseases and HALE for 191 countries by age, sex and region of the world from the WHO's health assessment of 2000. The population of Hong Kong SAR has one of the highest healthy life expectancies in the world, Sullivan's method gives higher estimates than the classic linear regression method. Although Sullivan's method accurately calculates the influence of disease prevalence within small areas and regions, the regression method can approximate HALE for all economies for which information on life expectancy is available, This paper identifies some problems of the two methods and discusses the accuracy of estimates of HALE that rely on data from the WHO assessment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172071
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.819
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dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:19:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:19:57Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.citationBulletin Of The World Health Organization, 2003, v. 81 n. 1, p. 43-47en_US
dc.identifier.issn0042-9686en_US
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dc.description.abstractSullivan's method and a regression model were used to calculate healthy life expectancy (HALE) for men and women in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR) of China. These methods need estimates of the prevalence and information on disability distributions of 109 diseases and HALE for 191 countries by age, sex and region of the world from the WHO's health assessment of 2000. The population of Hong Kong SAR has one of the highest healthy life expectancies in the world, Sullivan's method gives higher estimates than the classic linear regression method. Although Sullivan's method accurately calculates the influence of disease prevalence within small areas and regions, the regression method can approximate HALE for all economies for which information on life expectancy is available, This paper identifies some problems of the two methods and discusses the accuracy of estimates of HALE that rely on data from the WHO assessment.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWorld Health Organization. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.who.int/bulletin/en/en_US
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dc.rightsBulletin of the World Health Organization. Copyright © World Health Organization.-
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshChronic Disease - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDisabled Persons - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshLife Expectancy - Trendsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshQuality-Adjusted Life Yearsen_US
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen_US
dc.titleHealthy life expectancy in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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