Increasing life expectancy in Germany: quantitative contributions from changes in age- and disease-specific mortality.

@article{Klenk2007IncreasingLE,
  title={Increasing life expectancy in Germany: quantitative contributions from changes in age- and disease-specific mortality.},
  author={Jochen Klenk and Kilian Rapp and G B{\"u}chele and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Keil and Stephan Karl Weiland},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={
          587-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND Between 1962 and 2002 the average life expectancy in Germany has increased from 67.1 years to 75.6 years in men and from 72.7 years to 81.3 in women. METHODS The cumulative and annual contributions of different age- and disease-groups on life expectancy were calculated using Pollard's actuarial method of decomposing mortality rates. Mortality data were provided by the German Statistical Office. RESULTS Considering the cumulative contribution over the period of 40 years, the… CONTINUE READING
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