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A general theory of life table construction and a precise abridged life table method.
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PMID:  12343327     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
"In this paper we lay the foundation of life table construction by unifying the existing life table methods. We also present a new method of constructing current (period) abridged life tables.... The development includes (1) a careful formulation and computation of age-specific death rates, (2) derivation of a new set of formulas for computing the survivorship function from the observed age-specific death rates and populations, (3) estimation of the main life table functions by spline interpolation, integration and differentiation, and (4) use of a quadratic and a Gompertz function to close the life table.... The method is illustrated with construction of abridged life tables using Canadian data."
J J Hsieh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0323-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Biom J     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-12     Completed Date:  1992-03-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708048     Medline TA:  Biom J     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-62     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Developed Countries
Life Expectancy*
Life Tables*
Models, Theoretical*
North America
Population Dynamics

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