Biodemography of Aging Determinants of Healthy Life Span and Longevity



This volume is a critical exposition of the data and analyses from a full decade of rigorous research into how age-related changes at the individual level, along with other factors, contribute to morbidity, disability and mortality risks at the broader population level. After summarizing the state of our knowledge in the field, individual chapters offer enlightening discussion on a range of key topics such as age trajectory analysis in select and general populations, incidence/age patterns of major chronic illnesses, and indices of cumulative deficits and their use in characterizing and understanding the detailed properties of individual aging.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yashin, AI; Stallard, E; Land, KC

Published Date

  • August 22, 2016

Published By


  • 463

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 9401775877

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9789401775878