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Demography. 2001 Nov;38(4):513-24.

Social inequalities in disability-free life expectancy in the French male population, 1980-1991.

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Equipe Démographie et Santé, Centre Val d'Aurelle, Parc Euromédecine, 34298 Montpellier 05, France. cambois@valdorel.fnclcc.fr

Abstract

We calculate aggregate indicators of population health for occupational groups to gauge changes in health disparities during the 1980-1991 period. The study is based on the experiences of French adult men in three major occupational classes: managers, manual workers, and an intermediary occupational group. Life table models show that managers have longer life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) than manual workers, and a shorter life expectancy with disability. The concurrent increases in life expectancy and DFLE during the period maintained the occupational disparities in health; the years lived with disability, however, declined for all groups, as for the entire French population.

PMID:
11723948
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