Healthy ageing for all? Comparisons of socioeconomic inequalities in health expectancies over two decades in the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies I and II

Despite increasing life expectancy (LE), cross-sectional data show widening inequalities in disability-free LE (DFLE) by socioeconomic status (SES) in many countries. We use longitudinal data to better understand trends in DFLE and years independent (IndLE) by SES, and how underlying transitions contribute. The results suggest that prevention should target the most disadvantaged areas, to narrow inequalities, with clear indication from the most advantaged that reduction in poor transitions is achievable.

Authors: H. Q. Bennett, A. Kingston, G. Spiers, L. Robinson, L. Corner, C. Bambra, C. Brayne, F. E. Matthews, C. Jagger

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Ageing, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability, Mental health, addiction
United Kingdom
National, Regional

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