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Gender differences in healthy life years within the EU: an exploration of the “health–survival” paradox

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  • Herman Oyen

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  • Wilma Nusselder
  • Carol Jagger
  • Petra Kolip
  • Emmanuelle Cambois
  • Jean-Marie Robine

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The results suggest that the health–survival paradox is a function of the level of population health, dependent on modifiable factors. Copyright The Author(s) 2013

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  • Herman Oyen & Wilma Nusselder & Carol Jagger & Petra Kolip & Emmanuelle Cambois & Jean-Marie Robine, 2013. "Gender differences in healthy life years within the EU: an exploration of the “health–survival” paradox," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 58(1), pages 143-155, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:58:y:2013:i:1:p:143-155
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-012-0361-1
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    1. Radim Bohácek & Jesús Bueren & Laura Crespo & Pedro Mira & Josep Pijoan-Mas, 2018. "Inequality in Life Expectancies across Europe," Working Papers wp2018_1810, CEMFI.
    2. repec:spr:ijphth:v:63:y:2018:i:6:d:10.1007_s00038-018-1097-3 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Dimiter Philipov & Sergei Scherbov, 2016. "Differences by union status in health and mortality at older ages: Results for 16 European countries," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 35(19), pages 535-556, August.
    4. Tomoyuki Kawada, 2014. "The difference between healthy life expectancy and life expectancy at birth in men is smaller than that in women in populations with high life expectancy," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 59(2), pages 423-424, April.
    5. Lee Liu & Kristen Liu, 2016. "Age-specific cancer mortality trends in 16 countries," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 61(7), pages 751-763, September.
    6. Renata Tiene de Carvalho Yokota & Lenildo Moura & Silvânia Suely Caribé de Araújo Andrade & Naíza Nayla Bandeira Sá & Wilma Johanna Nusselder & Herman Oyen, 2016. "Contribution of chronic conditions to gender disparities in disability in the older population in Brazil, 2013," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 61(9), pages 1003-1012, December.
    7. Yi Zeng & Huashuai Chen & Xiaomin Liu & Rui Ye & Enjun Xie & Zhihua Chen & Jiehua Lu & Jianxin Li & Yaohua Tian & Ting Ni & Lars Bolund & Kenneth C. Land & Anatoliy Yashin & Angela M. O'Rand & Liang S, 2017. "Sex differences in genetic associations with longevity in Han Chinese: sex-stratified genome-wide association study and polygenic risk score analysis," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2017-004, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
    8. Siegfried Geyer, 2016. "Morbidity compression: a promising and well-established concept?," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 61(7), pages 727-728, September.

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