A Different Approach to the Analysis of Person‐Years Data

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Abstract

The observed mortality of a group of individuals often needs to be compared with that expected from the death rates of the national population, with allowance made for period, age, sex and race. This is achieved by the person‐years or subject‐years method. A different approach is proposed which leads to new test statistics and confidence intervals which may be used with small samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-619
Number of pages5
JournalBiometrical Journal
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

Keywords

  • Mortality analysis
  • Small samples

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