Health expectancy in Canada, late 1970s: demographic, regional, and social dimensions.

@article{Wilkins1983HealthEI,
  title={Health expectancy in Canada, late 1970s: demographic, regional, and social dimensions.},
  author={Russell Wilkins and Owen Adams},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1983},
  volume={73 9},
  pages={1073-80}
}
Based on estimates of activity restriction from the Canada Health Survey, institutional data on long-term care, and survival data from vital statistics, we have calculated an index of health expectancy (life expectancy in each state of health), and a summary of these indices which we have called quality-adjusted life expectancy. At birth, expected years of long-term institutionalization were 0.8 for men and 1.5 for women. Expected years of activity restriction not involving long-term… CONTINUE READING

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