Healthy Life Expectancy among Indians and Canadians: Are there any differences by gender, rurality, and socioeconomic status?

Last Updated: December 20, 2012

Shanthi Johnson, PhD (Principal Investigator)

The concept of life expectancy was introduced in the 1960s and developed by Sullivan in 1970s. Recently, there has been great interest in the estimation of health expectancy between both policy makers and members of the research community. These measures of health expectancies potentially offer easily comprehensible indicators of both the level of, and change in, physical and or mental wellbeing among a population.

Goals / Outcomes: This project examines the factors affecting healthy longevity by computing healthy life expectancy by gender, rurality, and socioeconomic status. It calculates life expectancies and health expectancies by using Sullivan methods and a comparison between developed and developing regions. Methodological issues in computing active life expectancy based on multistate life table methods are presented.

Funder: CIHR World Health Survey Project