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Methods for constructing life tables for Canada, provinces and territories: CS84-538/2017E-PDF
"Life tables are used to compute life expectancy at birth and at different ages, but they are also used to compute many other indicators: death probabilities, probabilities of survival between two ages, years of life lived and the number of survivors at different ages. The construction of a life table makes it possible to summarize mortality within a population at a given time (period life table) or within a cohort (cohort life table). Accordingly, life tables meet many statistical needs, particularly in the fields of health, epidemiology, and actuarial science, and facilitate comparisons between regions or cohorts. A major revision was undertaken in 2013 of the methodology described in this document to take into account current methods for constructing life tables. This revision was also an opportunity to take into account the work conducted in the context of the development of the Human Mortality Database (HMD), a database aiming to facilitate comparisons of mortality data between a large number of countries and regions, including Canada. While differences remain between the two methods, the increased consistency between the methodology used by Statistics Canada and that of the HMD offers many advantages, especially for demographic projections and analysis"--Introd., p. 3.
|Title||Methods for constructing life tables for Canada, provinces and territories|
|Series Title||Analytical paper ;|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
|Electronic Document|| |
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|Note||Issued also in French under title: Méthodologie des tables de mortalité pour le Canada, les provinces et les territoires. Cover title. "Release date: July 12, 2017."|
|Number of Pages||15 p. :|
|Departmental Catalogue Number||84‑538‑X‑No. 001|
|Subject Terms||Death, Life expectancy, Tables, Methodology|
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