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[What about the height of the force of mortality at the end of human life?].

Authors
  • Koschin, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Demografie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Volume
41
Issue
2
Pages
105–119
Identifiers
PMID: 12349185
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The author assesses the use of a modified Gompertz-Makeham model to measure mortality above age 85 in the Czech Republic. "This curve corresponds very well with the empirical data for ages of 85-95 years not only for the Czech but even for the West-European populations.... At the end of the Eighties and during the Nineties mortality decrease of 80 years old and above has significantly accelerated; at...this rate we should reach the European level in about 10 years. As regards the...population [65 and above] mortality decrease has considerably accelerated only with males; in [the] case of females acceleration was lower." (EXCERPT)

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