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Analysing variations in health expectancy - seminar presentations

Creator:

Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and University College Cork

Subject Keywords: Life expectancy, Healthy life, Quality of life, Inequality
Topic: Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Presentation
Region: All-island
Description:

A recent report by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) entitled Illustrating Ageing in Ireland, North and South found that since the 1920s the number of years males can expect to live rose by about 20 years while the number of years females can expect to live rose by about 24-25 years.  It is not clear, however, if these years of life gained are lived in good health.While there is considerable policy focus on reducing inequalities in life expectancy, much less is known about the variation in health expectancy that exists across the island of Ireland. The debate hinges on our understanding of what is driving the changes in life expectancy, healthy life expectancy and the gap between the two.IPH in association with CARDI, hosted a Health Analysts' Special Interest Group (HASIG) seminar discussing the policy implications of this debate. The seminar introduced the range of health expectancy measures and compared them to life expectancy.  Initial findings from the all-island study of life expectancy and healthy life expectancy were also presented.

Date:

29/09/2010

DOI:

10.14655/20100007

Rights: © Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Suggested citation:

Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and University College Cork. (2010) Analysing variations in health expectancy - seminar presentations [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/47019 [Accessed: 22nd September 2019].

  

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