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Adjustment method to ensure comparability between populations reporting mortality data in different formats in the EURO-GBD-SE project: Working document
Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm University / Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Inserm CESP Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, Villejuif, France.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: In some of the longitudinal data sets within the EURO-GBD-SE project, information on age isonly available at baseline, all person years and deaths are attributed to the baseline age; thismeans that information about age at death is unavailable. This will cause a bias whencomparing mortality between data sets in which age at death is reported and data sets in whichage at baseline is reported. Mortality estimates in populations that have age at baseline will behigher than the estimations obtained where age at death is known; since people are notallowed to move into the next age category as they grow older, the population will, in reality,be older in the former case. The data sets that are formatted with age at baseline only areBrussels, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.To make results comparable, we developed an adjustment procedure that corrects for this bias.This procedure should be applied to the datasets formatted with the age at baseline and is represented in this document.

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EURO-GBD-SE project , 2011.
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EURO-GBD-SE project; mortality; statistics; longitudinal studies
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15256OAI: diva2:465064
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2012-01-09Bibliographically approved

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