Health expectancy in New Zealand, 1981-1991: social variations and trends in a period of rapid social and economic change.

STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess social variations and trends in health expectancy over a period of rapid social and economic change. DESIGN Cross sectional survey data on the association between social status--gender, socioeconomic class and ethnic group--and measures of health status at two points in time approximately a decade apart. The Sullivan method of… (More)