Journal article

Reflection on modern methods: cause of death decomposition of cohort survival comparisons

Vladimir Canudas-Romo, Tim Adair, Stefano Mazzuco

International Journal of Epidemiology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Life expectancy is most commonly measured for a period (corresponding to mortality within a given year) or for a specific birth cohort. Although widely used, period and cohort life expectancy have limitations as their time-trends often show disparities and can mask the historical mortality experience of all cohorts present at a given time. The truncated cross-sectional average length of life, or TCAL, is a period measure including all available cohort mortality information, irrespective of whether all cohort members have died. It is particularly useful for comparing cohort mortality between populations. This study extends TCAL by disentangling causes of death contributions. The strength of t..

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Grants

Awarded by PRIN project 'Unfolding the SEcrets of LongEvity: Current Trends and future prospects' (SELECT)


Funding Acknowledgements

S.A. received partial support from the PRIN project 'Unfolding the SEcrets of LongEvity: Current Trends and future prospects' (SELECT), project number 20177BRJXS and from MIUR Departments of Excellence funding scheme.