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Reconsidering age adjustment procedures; workshop proceedings
  • Published Date:
    October 1992
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
  • Conference Authors:
    Workshop on Age-Adjustment (1991 : National Center for Health Statistics)
  • Pubmed ID:
    1280886
  • Description:
    Preface -- Part I Introduction -- 1. A reconsideration of age adjustment / by Manning Feinleib -- -- Part II Historical and methodological perspectives -- 2. A short history of standardization for vital events / by Lester R. Curtin -- 3. Inadequacies of age adjustment as illustrated in cancer mortality / by Katherine Gray-Donald -- -- Part III Advantages and disadvantages of age adjustment -- 4. The use of multiple standards / by Joel C. Kleinman -- 5. Choosing a standard population: Some statistical considerations / by Harry M. Rosenberg, Lester R. Curtin, Jeffrey Maurer, and Katherine Offutt -- -- Park IV Areas of application -- 6. The choice of the standard for age adjustment / by Richard Rothenberg and Robert Hahn -- 7. Use of age-adjusted disease rates for cancer / by Edward J. Sondik -- 8. Age adjustment for the year 2000 health objectives / by Michael A. Stoto -- -- Part V Considerations for the future -- 9. Age adjustment in National Center for Health Statistics mortality data: Implications of a change in procedures / by John E. Patterson -- 10. Summary and recommendations / by Manning Feinleib -- -- Part VI Appendixes -- Appendix I. Workshop participants -- Appendix II. Age-specific weights of age-specific percent changes assumed in the computation of percent changes based on age-adjusted death rates / by Jeffrey Maurer

    "This report contains papers presented at a workshop held at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) on March 7, 1991. The workshop was held in order to address concerns arising from the use of the 1940 U.S. population as a standard for age adjustment of vital rates and to review issues surrounding the use of alternative standards from a variety of perspectives. Participants included representatives of selected Federal Government agencies, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, the State of Michigan, and present and former NCHS staff." - p. iii

    PMID: 1280886

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