Active Life Expectancy and Functional Health Transition among Filipino Older People

  • Grace T. Cruz Population Institute, University of the Philippines, Quezon City Philippines
  • Yasuhiko Saito Center for Information Networking, Nihon University, Tokyo Japan
  • Josefina N. Natividad Population Institute, University of the Philippines, Quezon City Philippines

Abstract

The study provides a baseline information on the functional health transition patterns of older people and computes for the Active Life Expectancy (ALE) using a multistate life table method. Findings on ALE demonstrate that females and urban residents live longer and have a greater proportion of their remaining life in active state compared to their counterparts. Health transition analysis indicates a significant proportion experiencing recovery. Age, sex, place of residence and health status/behavior indicators (self-assessed health, drinking and exercise) display a significant influence on future health and mortality trajectories although surprisingly, education did not show any significant effect.
Published
2007-12-31