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STUDY OF THE METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING THE CAUSE-ELIMINATED LIFE TABLE

Department of Health Statistics Wang Ren-an  
In this paper, several methods of constructing the cause-eliminated life table were discussed and analysed from theoretical point of view. It was pointed out that the age-specific survival probability of the cause-eliminated life table was obtained on the basis of all causes of death life table using _nr_x~(-i) as exponent.The main findings of life table construction using different methods were compared. Though differences existed in the advanced age group, they were negligible. The method reported in this paper is simple and reliable. It is suggested that this method (or method of _na_x value) be used in constructing the cause-eliminated life table.
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