SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.29 issue6Cost analysis of hospital care for newborns at risk: comparison of an Intermediate Neonatal Care Unit and a Kangaroo UnitDomestic violence against women and professional intervention in primary healthcare: an etnographic study in Matinhos, Paraná State, Brazil author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Cadernos de Saúde Pública

Print version ISSN 0102-311X


CAMPOLINA, Alessandro Gonçalves; ADAMI, Fernando; SANTOS, Jair Licio Ferreira  and  LEBRAO, Maria Lúcia. The health transition and changes in healthy life expectancy in the elderly population: possible impacts of chronic disease prevention. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2013, vol.29, n.6, pp.1217-1229. ISSN 0102-311X.

This study evaluated the impact of the elimination of certain chronic illnesses on disability-free life expectancy in the elderly population. This was a cross-sectional survey based on official data from the city of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2000, and from the SABE study. Cause-deleted probabilities of dying were derived with the cause-elimination life-table technique. Eliminated diseases that generated the largest increase in disability-free life expectancy in women were heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension (in that order). In men, eliminated diseases that generated the largest increase in disability-free life expectancy were, at 60 years, heart disease, hypertension, and falls, and at 75 years of age, heart disease, hypertension, and chronic lung disease. Classification of chronic diseases according to impact on disability-free life expectancy can assist the planning of preventive programs and health promotion.

Keywords : Health Transition; Chronic Disease; Active Life Expectancy; Aged.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License