old.age {SMPracticals}R Documentation

Estimates of Hazard Function for Old Age

Description

Historical estimates of the force of mortality (hazard function) averaged for 5-year age groups. The data are taken from various historical sources.

Usage

data(old.age)

Format

A data frame with 14 observations on the following 8 variables.

age

Age group (5-year intervals)

hungary

Data estimated from Hungarian graveyards, 900–1100

eng.1640

Data estimated from England, 1640–1689

breslau

Data estimated from Breslau, 1687–1691

engm.1841

Data from England and Wales, males, 1841

engf.1841

Data from England and Wales, females, 1841

engm.1980

Data from England and Wales, males, 1980–1982

engf.1980

Data from England and Wales, females, 1980–1982

Details

The estimated numbers of people on which the data in the columns are based are 2300, 3133, 2675, 71,000, 74,000, 834,0000, and 828,000.

Source

Thatcher, A. R. (1999) The long-term pattern of adult mortality and the highest attained age (with Discussion). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series A, 16, 5–43.

References

Davison, A. C. (2003) Statistical Models. Cambridge University Press. Page 194.

Examples

data(old.age)

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