health expectancies

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Summary measures of health that combine life table estimates of survival with estimates of average amounts of time spent in less than perfect health. An example is health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE), in which life expectancy is adjusted to allow for average length of time spent at each level of health, a readily comprehended figure that is sometimes politically useful. See also health gap indicators (measures).

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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