Valencian Community in Spain’s tail in health from 50 years old

Do we live longer but worse? A study by the Center for Demographic Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (CED-UAB) found that the Valencian Community At the bottom of the classification of Spanish regions in good health from the age of 50.

This publication concludes that healthy life expectancy increases after age 50 in autonomous communities. more investment in public health spending per capitawith more than six years of difference between the autonomies that invest the most and those that invest the least.

Autonomous Communities with higher life expectancy in good health, La Rioja, Balearic Islands and Catalonia (men) and Navarra, Catalonia and Aragon (women), Murcia, Castilla la Mancha and Canarias (men) and Canarias, Murcia and Galicia (women) are at the bottom.

In these classifications, the Region is thirteenth for men and eleven (among seventeen) for women.

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According to research published by the journal ‘Demographic Perspectives’, between 2006 and 2019, an additional 800 euros per capita in public spending on health was translated to 1..5 years more healthy life expectancy 1.2 years for women for men.

The study analyzed the socioeconomic and health factors behind the differences between autonomous communities in disease-free and diseased life expectancy around the world.Over 50 years old from 2006 to 2019.

Data are from six national and European health studies (2006, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2019) and death data Data on socioeconomic indicators, public health expenditures, health services and human resources, and data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). individual behavior between 2006 and 2019 on health

The result is unequal growth in life expectancy in good and poor health at age 50, Change in public health spending in Autonomous Communities, thus more health spending pIf the public per capita is made, the more years without disease and the fewer sick ones.

To calculate life expectancy with or without chronic diseases or conditions, demographers considered the most common health conditions, including: hypertension, chronic back pain, diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, stroke, heart attack and heart disease.

Several indicators analyzed showed a significant correlation with years of illness or disease-free life, including GDP per capita. unemployment rate over 55Percentage of population with primary education and below, public health expenditure per capita, public hospital expenditure per capita, public primary health care expenditure per capita, number of specialist doctors per thousand population and number of specialist nurses per thousand population.

“However, when all regional factors are considered simultaneously, public health spending is the variable that most explains this. differences in life expectancy in good and poor health for both men and women“, according to researchers.

The study concludes that the evolution of life expectancy in good and ill health, and regional heterogeneity, has responded to fluctuations in public health spending since 2006, marked by the cuts it suffered between 2009 and 2014.

Although the reduction in expenditure occurred on Spanish territory, There were significant differences between regions.

“A regional level of health management Impact on the prevalence and prevention of diseases in the elderly It is not significantly advanced, which must be taken into account when designing public policies that seek to reduce the burden of disease in society. Spending on health is a healthy investment if no one doubts it,” said Elisenda Rentería and Pilar Zueras, researchers and authors at CED-UAB and the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex (ISER-Essex).

“Societies with high life expectancy they are not always those who show longer years in healthy life.. For example, the Autonomous Community (33.5 years) with the highest life expectancy among men at 50 years in 2019, ranks seventh in years of healthy life (at 12.2 years), “Note the authors of the study.

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