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FUNCTIONAL LIMITATION-FREE LIFE EXPECTANCY

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Definition:
Functional limitation-free life expectancy is the average number of years an individual is expected to live free of functional limitation if current patterns of mortality and disability continue to apply. Functional limitations mean restrictions in abilities, for instance, to bend forward and pick up something, or the ability to walk.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, December 21, 2005