Mortality Patterns in National Populations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125644501, 9781483219363

Mortality Patterns in National Populations

1st Edition

With Special Reference to Recorded Causes of Death

Authors: Samuel H. Preston
Editors: H. H. Winsborough
eBook ISBN: 9781483219363
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th November 1976
Page Count: 214
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Mortality Patterns in National Populations: With Special Reference to Recorded Causes of Death aims to interpret the account left by millions of death certificates that have been recorded in 43 nations.
The book discusses a ""model"" of the cause structure of mortality at various levels of mortality from all causes combined; the effect of various causes on the chances of death and longevity; and the contribution of economic factors to declines in mortality during the 20th century. The text also describes the causes of death and age patterns of mortality; the causes of death responsible for variation in sex mortality differentials; and the demographic and social consequences of various causes of death in the United States.
Demographers and ecologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1 Introduction Nature of Data Base Scheme of the Analysis Chapter 2 Structure and Change in Causes of Death: An International Summary Linear Model of Variation in the Cause Structure of Mortality Association among Causes; with Emphasis on Cardiovascular Disease and "Other and Unknown Causes" Contribution of Various Causes to Mortality Decline as a Function of Mortality Level Populations with Unusual Cause-of-Death Structure Regional Variation in Cause-of-Death Structure Changes in Cause-of-Death Structure Summary Chapter 3 Effect of Various Causes on the Chances of Death and Longevity The Chances of Dying from a Particular Cause of Death Effect of Various Causes on the Length of Life Effect of Various Causes on Expected Years of Productive Life Chapter 4 Contribution of Economic Factors to Declines in Mortality during the Twentieth Century Types of Relationships The Relations Reexamined Summary Appendix 4A: Estimates of Life Expectancy and Per Capita National Income in Three Decades of the Twentieth Century Appendix 4B: Data Employed to Decompose Change in Life Expectancy from 1930's to 1960's Chapter 5 Causes of Death and Age Patterns of Mortality Average Age Patterns of Mortality Variations in Age Patterns of Mortality Variation in Model Age Patterns Attributed to Varying Causes of Death Structures Illustration of the Importance of Cause-of-Death Structure for Divergencies in Age Patterns of Mortality: The Coale-Demeny Models Turning the Problem on Its Head: Causes of Death and the "African Standard" Model Mortality Patterns Based on Causes of Death Chapter 6 Causes of Death Responsible for Variation in Sex Mortality Differentials Comparative Mortality of the Sexes by Age and Cause as a Function of Mortality Level Measuring Sex Mortality Differentials for Individual Populations Aggregate C


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Samuel H. Preston

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H. H. Winsborough

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