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Calculation of the mean duration and age of onset of a chronic disease and application to dementia in Germany

  title={Calculation of the mean duration and age of onset of a chronic disease and application to dementia in Germany},
  author={Ralph Brinks},
  journal={arXiv: Quantitative Methods},
  • R. Brinks
  • Published 27 December 2011
  • Medicine
  • arXiv: Quantitative Methods
This paper descibes a new method of calculating the mean duration and mean age of onset of a chronic disease from incidence and mortality rates. It is based on an ordinary differential equation resulting from a simple compartment model. Applicability of the method is demonstrated in data about dementia in Germany. 

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