Estimating health expectancies from two cross-sectional surveys: the intercensal method
Health expectancies are key indicators for monitoring the health of populations, as well as for informing debates about compression or expansion of morbidity. However, current methodologies for estimating them are not entirely satisfactory. They are either of limited applicability due to high data requirements (the multistate method) or based upon questionable assumptions (the Sullivan method). This paper proposes a new method, called the “intercensal” method, which relies on the...[Show more]
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