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Average number of years of active, moderately limited, and severely limited life expectancy, and total life expectancy.

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posted on 07.05.2013, 02:25 by Collin F. Payne, James Mkandawire, Hans-Peter Kohler

This figure shows a comparison between the number of years an average individual will spend in healthy, moderately limited (mod. limited), and severely limited (sev. limited) life at age 45, 55, 65, and 75 y. Markers represent the overall distribution of life-years spent in each state, not the ordering of these life-years; individuals in our analysis can recover and relapse between disability states, so not all years of limitation are spent at the end of life.