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Methods for comparing the mortality experience of heterogeneous populations.

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Manton, KG; Stallard, E; Vaupel, JW
Published in: Demography
August 1981

Methods are presented which produce Maximum Likelihood Estimates (MLE) of the degree of heterogeneity in individual mortality risks under a variety of assumptions about the age trajectory of those mortality risks. With these estimates of the degree of population heterogeneity it is possible to adjust comparisons of mortality risks across populations for the effects of population heterogeneity, differential mortality selection, and different age trajectories of the force of mortality. These methods are demonstrated by applying a variety of standard assumptions about the age trajectory of the force of mortality to the analysis of a broad range of cohort mortality data for the U.S. and Swedish populations. The estimates of the degree of heterogeneity, produced under all of the selected force of mortality models, consistently indicated a considerable degree of heterogeneity in mortality risks.

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Demography

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EISSN

1533-7790

ISSN

0070-3370

Publication Date

August 1981

Volume

18

Issue

3

Start / End Page

389 / 410

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Sweden
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Population Surveillance
  • Mortality
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Middle Aged
  • Methods
  • Male
  • Humans
 

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Manton, K. G., Stallard, E., & Vaupel, J. W. (1981). Methods for comparing the mortality experience of heterogeneous populations. Demography, 18(3), 389–410. https://doi.org/10.2307/2061005
Manton, K. G., E. Stallard, and J. W. Vaupel. “Methods for comparing the mortality experience of heterogeneous populations.Demography 18, no. 3 (August 1981): 389–410. https://doi.org/10.2307/2061005.
Manton KG, Stallard E, Vaupel JW. Methods for comparing the mortality experience of heterogeneous populations. Demography. 1981 Aug;18(3):389–410.
Manton, K. G., et al. “Methods for comparing the mortality experience of heterogeneous populations.Demography, vol. 18, no. 3, Aug. 1981, pp. 389–410. Epmc, doi:10.2307/2061005.
Manton KG, Stallard E, Vaupel JW. Methods for comparing the mortality experience of heterogeneous populations. Demography. 1981 Aug;18(3):389–410.
Journal cover image

Published In

Demography

DOI

EISSN

1533-7790

ISSN

0070-3370

Publication Date

August 1981

Volume

18

Issue

3

Start / End Page

389 / 410

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Sweden
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Population Surveillance
  • Mortality
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Middle Aged
  • Methods
  • Male
  • Humans