Dependence- and Disability-Free Life Expectancy Across Eight Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A 10/66 Study

, , Carolina Kralj, Daisy Acosta, Isaac Acosta, Mariella Guerra, , , Ivonne Z. Jimenez-Velazquez, , Juan J. Llibre Rodriguez, Aquiles Salas, Ana Luisa Sosa & Martin Prince
Objective: The objective of this study was to estimate healthy life expectancies in eight low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), using two indicators: disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) and dependence-free life expectancy (DepFLE). Method: Using the Sullivan method, healthy life expectancy was calculated based on the prevalence of dependence and disability from the 10/66 cohort study, which included 16,990 people aged 65 or above in China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, India, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, and...
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