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Math Popul Stud. 1990;2(4):245-67, 325.

Age patterns of mortality for older women: an analysis using the age-specific rate of mortality change with age.


"In this paper we propose a mortality measure that seems useful in analyzing age patterns of death rates. The measure, which will be denoted by k(x), indicates the proportional increase or decrease with age in the risk of death at a given age x, and is called the age-specific rate of mortality change with age." Estimations are presented for women in 10 countries. "Eight of the selected sets of data are for developed nations in the 1960s and 1970s, and the other two sets of data, for Taiwan, 1931-35, and for Germany, 1910-11, represent relatively high mortality. For France and West Germany, three different periods are included for an investigation of cohort effects on the observed age patterns." Other mathematical models of age-specific mortality rates are discussed and compared. (SUMMARY IN FRE).

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