Measuring Health and Disease

Measure of years of life adjusted for slides hale

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Unformatted text preview: of disease Triple burden of disease Composite measures: a way to combine mortality and morbidity into one measure Made up of many parts Vision of a person’s life is a box with % surviving on the y- axis and age on the x- axis (A, B, C areas graph from reading) ! full box is Japanese women Need for a common denominator: Time lost from healthy life Why? (check slides) Multidimensional ! distortion Reliability and validity of information often imperfect, especially when added and multiplied together But it’s the best we...
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