Complementary Gompertz survival models: decreasing alive versus increasing dead.

  • Dexter M. Easton
  • Published 2009 in
    The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological…

Abstract

The survival patterns of many animals can be classified into one of two asymmetric sigmoid forms: One group can be predicted from the standard, classical Gompertz assumption that, with age, the number of individuals alive in the population decreases exponentially at an exponentially increasing rate. The other can be predicted from the alternative Gompertz… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glp022

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