Inequalities in healthy life years in the 25 countries of the European Union in 2005: a cross-national meta-regression analysis.

@article{Jagger2008InequalitiesIH,
  title={Inequalities in healthy life years in the 25 countries of the European Union in 2005: a cross-national meta-regression analysis.},
  author={Carol Jagger and Clare Gillies and Francesco Moscone and Emmanuelle Cambois and Herman Van Oyen and Wilma Johanna Nusselder and Jean-Marie Robine},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2008},
  volume={372 9656},
  pages={2124-31}
}
BACKGROUND Although life expectancy in the European Union (EU) is increasing, whether most of these extra years are spent in good health is unclear. This information would be crucial to both contain health-care costs and increase labour-force participation for older people. We investigated inequalities in life expectancies and healthy life years (HLYs) at 50 years of age for the 25 countries in the EU in 2005 and the potential for increasing the proportion of older people in the labour force… CONTINUE READING
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