Factors responsible for mortality variation in the United States: A latent variable analysis

@inproceedings{Tencza2014FactorsRF,
  title={Factors responsible for mortality variation in the United States: A latent variable analysis},
  author={Christopher Tencza and Andrew Stokes and Samuel H. Preston},
  booktitle={Demographic research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Factors including smoking, drinking, substance abuse, obesity, and health care have all been shown to affect health and longevity. The relative importance of each of these factors is disputed in the literature, and has been assessed through a number of methods. OBJECTIVE This paper uses a novel approach to identify factors responsible for interstate mortality variation. It identifies factors through their imprint on mortality patterns and can therefore identify factors that are… CONTINUE READING