Age Standardization of Rates : a New Who Standard

  title={Age Standardization of Rates : a New Who Standard},
  author={Omar B. Ahmad and Cynthia Boschi-Pinto and Alan D Lopez and Christopher J. L. Murray and Rafael Lozano},
2 Summary A recent WHO analysis has revealed the need for a new world standard population (see attached table). This has become particularly pertinent given the rapid and continued declines in age-specific mortality rates among the oldest old, and the increasing availability of epidemiological data for higher age groups. There is clearly no conceptual justification for choosing one standard over another, hence the choice is arbitrary. However, choosing a standard population with higher… CONTINUE READING