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Jürgen Schott and Karsten Rossa (2000)

Discussion on the Analysis of Mortality, Considering Causes of Death with Germany / Free State of Saxony as an Example*

In: Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, Vol. 25, 3-4/2000, p. 495-507, Opladen: Verlag Leske + Budrich, ISSN: 0340-2398

The mean life expectancy for the calendar years 1988, 1995, 1997 and 1998 were analysed for the population of the Free State of Saxony and the Federal Republic of Germany in 1997, taking account of the statistics relating to causes of death. It was shown that developments in causes of death – specific death ages were decisive to the dynamic process in the Free State of Saxony, whilst the differences between Saxony and Germany primarily resulted from mortality frequencies. Whilst the information on developments in death age values in Saxony is largely provided by the healthcare system, post-mortem traditions typify the differences between the data on Saxony and on Germany as a whole. Mean life expectancies can be expected to increase further in light of the present dynamic process.

* Original title: Diskussion zur Sterblichkeitsanalyse unter Berücksichtigung der Todesursachen am Beispiel Deutschland / Freistaat Sachsen (full text in German only)

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