Correction to: The cross-sectional average length of healthy life (HCAL): a measure that summarizes the history of cohort health and mortality
Population Health Metrics volume 19, Article number: 20 (2021)
Correction to: Popul Health Metrics 18, 21 (2020)
The heading of Table 1 was missing the symbol ‘π’, and similarly it was missing in the body of the Table for the rows indicating the total prevalence of being unhealthy for the nine European countries. The corrected Table 1 is given below.
In the Results section the following sentences have been corrected, with the text highlighted in bold added.
For example, Italian males spend 81.06% of their total life years in good health on the basis of HCAL, whereas the proportion of healthy life years is only 78.44% on the basis of HE.
As mentioned above, differences between HE and HCAL in relative terms result from the relative difference between the p(x, t) function and the pc(x, t − x) function, leading to an (un)favorable age-specific weighting scheme for women.
In the Discussion section the following sentence has been corrected, with the corrected text highlighted in bold originally erroneously reversed.
The ratio of HE/LE respective HCAL/CAL is particularly relevant in this context because it shows the relative share of healthy life years on total life years.
The original text also contained some minor typographical errors which have been amended. The original article has been updated.
Sauerberg M, Guillot M, Luy M. The cross-sectional average length of healthy life (HCAL): a measure that summarizes the history of cohort health and mortality. Popul Health Metrics. 2020;18(1):21. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12963-020-00220-5.
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Sauerberg, M., Guillot, M. & Luy, M. Correction to: The cross-sectional average length of healthy life (HCAL): a measure that summarizes the history of cohort health and mortality. Popul Health Metrics 19, 20 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12963-021-00254-3