Eric Arriaga

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A set of new indices for interpreting change in life expectancies, as well as a technique for explaining change in life expectancies by change in mortality at each age group are presented in the paper. The indices, as well as the new technique for explaining the differences in life expectancies, have been tested and examples using United States life tables(More)
BACKGROUND Deliberate self-inhalation of solvents such as thinner is a recognized problem in underdeveloped countries, with chronic abuse resulting in neurological impairment. In this article, we use electronystagmography (ENG) to study optokinetic nystagmus abnormalities (OKN) that may be induced by thinner consumption. METHODS Twenty-five patients(More)
"The use of the logistic function in demographic techniques and analyses has increased significantly during recent years. Nevertheless, not too much attention has been given to the function of the constants nor to the consequences of the implicit assumptions when the function is used for estimating some demographic parameters. In this article, the author(More)
This paper describes regional mortality differentials in China's 28 provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions, using data from the 1982 population census and other related sources. China as a whole and in its provinces has achieved great success in mortality decline. The live expectancies of all provinces were higher than those of developing(More)
"The analysis concentrates on the mortality of [the] adult population at ages 15 to 74 in 8 countries of the American continent.... Results are presented by age, sex and principal groups of causes of death. It is concluded that: a) mortality can significantly decline further in the Americas; b) there are noticeable mortality differentials by cause among(More)