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dc.contributor.authorMartín Roncero, Unai
dc.contributor.authorEsnaola, Santiago
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-27T13:13:39Z
dc.date.available2015-10-27T13:13:39Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-20
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal for equity in health 13 : (2014) // Article ID 74es
dc.identifier.issn1475-9276
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10810/15995
dc.description.abstractBackground: Health expectancy is a useful tool to monitor health inequalities. The evidence about the recent changes in social inequalities in healthy expectancy is relatively scarce and inconclusive, and most studies have focused on Anglo-Saxon and central or northern European countries. The objective of this study was to analyse the changes in socioeconomic inequalities in disability-free life expectancy in a Southern European population, the Basque Country, during the first decade of the 21st century. Methods: This was an ecological cross-sectional study of temporal trends on the Basque population in 1999-2003 and 2004-2008. All-cause mortality rate, life expectancy, prevalence of disability and disability free-life expectancy were calculated for each period according to the deprivation level of the area of residence. The slope index of inequality and the relative index of inequality were calculated to summarize and compare the inequalities in the two periods. Results: Disability free-life expectancy decreased as area deprivation increased both in men and in women. The difference between the most extreme groups in 2004-2008 was 6.7 years in men and 3.7 in women. Between 1999-2003 and 2004-2008, socioeconomic inequalities in life expectancy decreased, and inequalities in disability-free expectancy increased in men and decreased in women. Conclusions: This study found important socioeconomic inequalities in health expectancy in the Basque Country. These inequalities increased in men and decreased in women in the first decade of the 21st century, during which the Basque Country saw considerable economic growth.es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherBiomed Centrales
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.subjectsocioeconomic inequalitieses
dc.subjecthealth expectancieses
dc.subjecteducational-diferenceses
dc.subjectunited-stateses
dc.subjecttrendses
dc.subjectpopulationes
dc.subjectmortalityes
dc.subjectmorbidityes
dc.subjectgenderes
dc.subjectbelgiumes
dc.titleChanges in social inequalities in disability-free life expectancy in Southern Europe: the case of the Basque Countryes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.rights.holder© 2014 Martín and Esnaola; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.es
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.equityhealthj.com/content/13/1/74/abstractes
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12939-014-0074-6
dc.departamentoesSociología IIes_ES
dc.departamentoeuSoziologia IIes_ES
dc.subject.categoriaHEALTH POLICY AND SERVICES
dc.subject.categoriaPUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH


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