Journal article

Trends in disability-free life expectancy at age 50 years in Australia between 2001 and 2011 by social disadvantage

Richard Tawiah, Carol Jagger, Kaarin J Anstey, Kim M Kiely

JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were (1) to estimate 10-year trends in disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) by area-level social disadvantage and (2) to examine how incidence, recovery and mortality transitions contributed to these trends. METHODS: Data were drawn from the nationally representative Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. Two cohorts (baseline age 50+ years) were followed up for 7 years, from 2001 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2017, respectively. Social disadvantage was indicated by the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA). Two DFLEs based on a Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI) and difficulties with activities of daily living (ADLs) measured by..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Australian Research Council (ARC) grant #DP190100459. KJA is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship #1102694.