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Age Related Morbidity and Mortality “Trade-offs”

 

 

 

Column

 

 

 

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Category

Unit

Under 1 Year

1–4 Years

5–14 Years

15–24 Years

25–59 Years

60 Years and Over

A.

Moderate localized pain and/or mild systemic reaction or impairment requiring minor change in normal activities.

Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Moderate pain and/or moderate impairment requiring moderate change in normal activities, e.g., housebound or in bed

Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Severe pain, severe short term impairment, or hospitalization

Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Mild chronic disability (not requiring hospitalization, institutionalization or other major limitation of normal activity)

Cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Moderate to severe chronic disability (requiring hospitalization, special care or other major limitation of normal activity)

Cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Total impairment

Cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Reproductive impairment resulting in infertility

Cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Death

Cases

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

Deaths

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

balance the disutility of one death in the age group being assessed. We expect that these units will be very large because we are measuring relatively mild consequences in terms of days spent experiencing them, you might find it helpful to bear in mind that a child under 5 years has a life expectancy of more than 25,000 days. If a day in the morbidity state is equivalent to the loss of a modest fraction of a day of life, then the number of days in the morbidity state judged to be



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