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Estimating cohort health expectancies from cross-sectional surveys of disability

Davis, B. A; Heathcote, Christopher R; O'Neill, Terry


A life history can be regarded as a random process that evolves with age through various states of health before terminating with absorption into the state of death. Health expectancies are the occupation times of the non-absorbing states and their estimation is of interest. A continuing major problem has been the lack of satisfactory longitudinal data on which to base estimates and as a result standard inferential techniques may not be relevant. Supposing only cross-sectional data available,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Statistics in Medicine
DOI: 10.1002/sim.724


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