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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