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Term: Expected Disease-free Community-Dwelling Years

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Last Updated: 2020-02-20


Expected length of time for an older adult (age 65+) to live in a non-institutionalized setting and be free of any major chronic diseases, such as acute myocardial infarction, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia (including Alzheimer's Disease), diabetes, end stage kidney disease, ischemic heart disease and stroke. Includes individuals age 65+ in the secon time period who were not identified as a prevalent case of any of the aforementioned chronic conditions in the first period. Individuals' disease-free community-dwelling years were calculated from the latter age of 65 or April 1, 2010 to first diagnosis of any disease listed, death, admission to a long-term care facility, move out of province or March 31, 2014 (whichever came first). Values were calculated directly from the chronic disease diagnosis patterns of residents using a 'life table' approach.

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  • Chateau D, Doupe M, Prior H, Soodeen RA, Sarkar J, Dragan R, Stevenson D, Rajotte L. The Health Status of Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2019. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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