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. This document presents the methodology underlying the production of the life tables for Canada, provinces and territories, from reference period 1980/1982 and onward"--Provided by publisher.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada.
Title Methods for constructing life tables for Canada, provinces and territories
Series Title Analytical paper ;
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Méthodologie des tables de mortalité pour le Canada, les provinces et les territoires. "Release date: July 12, 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 15 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-08720-7
Catalogue Number
  • CS84-538/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 84‑538‑X, no. 2017001
Subject Terms Death, Life expectancy, Tables, Statistical analysis