Forecasts of active life expectancy: policy and fiscal implications.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Age-related changes in functional status can be summarized by active life expectancy (ALE) measures. ALE is useful in assessing efforts to improve function and in determining a population's service needs. ALE disaggregates total life expectancy (TLE) into components representing degree and type of impairment. We illustrate the calculation of two ALE measures and their relations to health inputs and service use. First, scores are calculated from 27 measures of function for persons 65 and over, as reported in the National Long Term Care Survey (NLTCS). The scores are then used to calculate the two ALE measures. Results are compared to ALE calculated from the 1982, 1984, and 1989 NLTCS.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Manton, KG; Stallard, E; Liu, K

Published Date

  • September 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 Spec No /

Start / End Page

  • 11 - 26

PubMed ID

  • 8409235

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1422

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geronj/48.special_issue.11


  • eng