Evaluation of methodologies for small area life expectancy estimation.

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate methods for calculating life expectancy in small areas, for example, English electoral wards. DESIGN The Monte Carlo method was used to simulate the distribution of life expectancy (and its standard error) estimates for 10 alternative life table models. The models were combinations of Chiang or Silcocks methodology, 5 or 10… (More)

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