Life table techniques for multiple-cause mortality.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A lethal defect-wear model of mortality is presented which rationalizes the assumption of independent risks when death may be due to more than a single condition. Under this model, it is shown how competing risk theory and standard categorical data methods may be merged in a unified approach to the analysis of multiple-cause mortality data. The methodology is used to analyze linkages among diseases in the mortality data and evaluate the implication of the elimination of patterns of morbid states for multiple-cause mortality data from deaths occurring in 1969 in North Carolina.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Manton, KG; Tolley, DH; Poss, SS

Published Date

  • November 1, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 541 - 564

PubMed ID

  • 992176

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-7790

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0070-3370

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/2060509


  • eng