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Estimating cognitive health expectancies for Australia, conditioned on chronic disease

 
 
 
Cognitive health expectancy is a measure of proportion of lifespan spent in cognitive ‘health’ as distinct from the proportion of life expectancy spent with cognitive disability. Current work on cognitive health expectancy has not examined how it varies between chronic diseases that affect cognitive health. For example, compared with diabetes, cardiovascular disease may be associated with a shorter or longer time spent without cognitive disability. This project estimates the years spent with cognitive impairment for chronic diseases.