Life table techniques for multiple-cause mortality.
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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.
- Manton, KG; Tolley, DH; Poss, SS
- November 1, 1976
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- 13 / 4
Start / End Page
- 541 - 564
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