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Table 5 Sensitivity analysis of ordering of cumulative condition groups. Sensitivity of estimated age-standardized average health state valuation H and of estimated HALE at birth to three orderings of cumulative condition groups for dependent comorbidity adjustments for a developed country and a developing country.

From: Adjusting for dependent comorbidity in the calculation of healthy life expectancy

  Age-standardized average health state valuation H HALE at birth (years)
  Male Female Male Female
Ghana     
   Independent comorbidity 0.151 0.096 46.8 48.9
   Order 1 0.134 0.089 47.8 49.9
   Order 2 0.128 0.088 48.1 50.0
   Order 3 0.128 0.085 48.5 50.3
Sweden     
   Independent comorbidity 0.066 0.044 70.5 72.6
   Order 1 0.062 0.042 70.9 73.3
   Order 2 0.060 0.041 71.0 73.6
   Order 3 0.056 0.039 71.2 73.9