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Archived Comments for: The effect of smoking on the duration of life with and without disability, Belgium 1997–2011

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  1. Correction of legend Figure 2

    Herman Van Oyen, Public Health and Surveillance, Scientific Institute of Public Health

    15 September 2014

    Figure 2 Decomposition of the difference between ex- and current smokers with never smokers  in Disability Free Life Expectancy (DFLE30-80), (Severe) Disability Life Expectancy (DLE(_S)30-80) between ages 30 and 80 by type of effect (mortality or disability), Health Interview Survey 1997 and 2001 and follow-up until respectively 31/12/2007 and 31/12/2010, Belgium.

    Legend: Panels a, b: DFLE30-80 (a: Males; b: Females). Panels c,d: DLE30-80 (c: Males; d Females). Panels e, f: DLE_S30-80 (e: Males; f: Females). Black dot symbol: difference in years DFLE, DLE, DLE_S with never smokers and 95% CI. Green triangle symbol: mortality effect and 95% CI. Red letter x symbol: disability effect and 95% CI.

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