Population Attributable Fractions for Modifiable Factors of Longevity and Healthy Longevity Among the Late-Elderly Aged 75 Years or Older — China, 1998–2018

Jinhui Zhou, Xiang Gao, Yuan Wei, Chen Chen, Jun Wang, Zhenwei Zhang, Xinwei Li, Lihong Ye, Jiaming Ye, Sixin Liu, Xiaochang Zhang, Feng Zhao, Juan Zhang, Virginia Byers Kraus, Yuebin Lyu, Chen Mao, Xiaoming Shi

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What is already known about this topic? Limited evidence on healthy longevity was provided in the world, and no studies investigated the fractions of healthy longevity attributed to modifiable factors. What is added by this report? Incidences of longevity and healthy longevity in China are provided. It reveals that the total weighted population attributable fractions for lifestyles and all modifiable factors were 32.8% and 83.7% for longevity, respectively, and 30.4% and 73.4% for healthy longevity, respectively. What are the implications for public health practice? China has a high potential for longevity and healthy longevity. Strategies may be targeted at education and residence in early life as well as healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and functional optimization in late life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalChina CDC Weekly
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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