Cautiously Adjusting to the New Millennium: Changing to the 2000 Population Standard

Pamuk, Elsie R.
August 2001
American Journal of Public Health;Aug2001, Vol. 91 Issue 8, p1174
Academic Journal
The author offers observation on age-adjusted rates and percentages in government reports on health. She reveals that English actuary F. G. P. Neison advocated the use of basic technique of age adjustment for comparing death rates of different geographic areas. She discusses the logic of age adjustment. She observes that all of the age-specific death rates in Mexico are higher than those in the U.S., when comparing mortality statistics for both countries. She describes the standard used by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.


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