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Life Table Analysis: An Introduction

Steve Selvin

in Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Third edition

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195172805
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172805.003.11

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 Life Table Analysis: An Introduction

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A life table is a systematic description of mortality experience. A cohort life table is constructed from the mortality of individuals followed from birth of the first to the death of the last member of a group. This chapter discusses the construction of a life table, life table survival function, life table hazard function, and competing risks.

Keywords: life tables; mortality; survival function; hazard function; competing risks

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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