The structure of urban mortality. A methodological study of Hannover, Germany. Part II.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An extension is made of a prior analysis of the relation of density to cause-specific mortality in small areas of Hannover, Germany. The analysis was designed to impose statistical controls for certain socio-demographic characteristics of these small areas under a model where all of the effects of density were assumed to operate on mortality only indrectly by affecting the residential decisions of select socio-demographic groups. It was found that, despite the sizeable effects of socio-demographic factors on cause-specific mortality, density retained a direct effect on five of 14 cause-specific rates. Implications of these results for modelling density-mortality relations are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Manton, KG; Myers, GC

Published Date

  • September 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 213 - 223

PubMed ID

  • 591167

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1464-3685

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0300-5771

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ije/6.3.213


  • eng