Estimates of U.S. multiple cause life tables.

Journal Article

Cause elimination life tables estimated from multiple cause of death data for four race/sex groups are presented for the U.S. population in 1969. These "multiple cause" life tables are then compared to cause elimination life tables where the mortality risk eliminated is that of the cause of death only in its occurrence as the underlying cause of death. An evaluation is made of the possible effects of the multiple cause data on our perception of the relative importance of the major causes of death. The reconceptualization of mortality risks made possible by the multiple cause of death data is also assessed in terms of its providing further insight into the "Taeuber paradox."

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Manton, KG; Stallard, E; Poss, SS

Published Date

  • February 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 85 - 102

PubMed ID

  • 7353710

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0070-3370

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States