Assessing population aging and disability in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from Malawi?

 

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dc.contributor.author Stuck, Andreas E en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Tenthani, Lyson en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Egger, Matthias en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-11T06:57:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-11T06:57:25Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Stuck, A. E., Tenthani, L., & Egger, M. (2013). Assessing population aging and disability in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from Malawi?. PLoS medicine, 10(5), e1001441. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001441 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16318
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001441
dc.description.abstract The study of Payne and colleagues is, to our knowledge, the first empirical study to report disability states, and to estimate transitions between them, for Malawi's population of 45 years of age and older. The study provides detailed estimates for healthy life expectancy (HALE, an estimate of equivalent years of good health), which differ from those recently published by the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD) [2],[3]. The GBD estimates that in Malawi 50-year old women can expect to live 76.1% of their remaining 23.4 years in good health and 50-year old men can expect to live 76.7% of their remaining 20.6 years in good health [2]. In contrast, Payne and colleagues estimated that women aged 45 years spend only 42% of 28.0 remaining years in good health, and men 59% of 25.4 years. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_ZA
dc.rights This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. en_ZA
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dc.source PLOS Medicince en_ZA
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dc.subject.other physical limitations en_ZA
dc.subject.other disability en_ZA
dc.subject.other Malawi en_ZA
dc.title Assessing population aging and disability in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from Malawi? en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.rights.holder © 2013 Stuck et al. en_ZA
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Stuck, A. E., Tenthani, L., & Egger, M. (2013). Assessing population aging and disability in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from Malawi?. <i>PLOS Medicince</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16318 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Stuck, Andreas E, Lyson Tenthani, and Matthias Egger "Assessing population aging and disability in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from Malawi?." <i>PLOS Medicince</i> (2013) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16318 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Stuck AE, Tenthani L, Egger M. Assessing population aging and disability in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from Malawi?. PLOS Medicince. 2013; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16318. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Stuck, Andreas E AU - Tenthani, Lyson AU - Egger, Matthias AB - The study of Payne and colleagues is, to our knowledge, the first empirical study to report disability states, and to estimate transitions between them, for Malawi's population of 45 years of age and older. The study provides detailed estimates for healthy life expectancy (HALE, an estimate of equivalent years of good health), which differ from those recently published by the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD) [2],[3]. The GBD estimates that in Malawi 50-year old women can expect to live 76.1% of their remaining 23.4 years in good health and 50-year old men can expect to live 76.7% of their remaining 20.6 years in good health [2]. In contrast, Payne and colleagues estimated that women aged 45 years spend only 42% of 28.0 remaining years in good health, and men 59% of 25.4 years. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DO - 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001441 DP - University of Cape Town J1 - PLOS Medicince LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - Assessing population aging and disability in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from Malawi? TI - Assessing population aging and disability in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from Malawi? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16318 ER - en_ZA


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