life-table The life-table provides a summary, for a population or sub-population, of the relationship of mortality to age, based on prevailing mortality rates. It includes, for each age x, measures such as life-expectancy at age x and the probability of dying before age x + 1. The basic data necessary for the construction of a life-table are population totals and numbers of deaths per five-year age-groups (for an abridged table). Life-tables are used by demographers interested in comparing detailed mortality schedules between countries and sub-populations, and by actuaries in the calculation of life-insurance premiums.
More From encyclopedia.com
Life Expectancy , Life expectancy (or the expectation of life) is the average length of life remaining to be lived by a population at a given age. It is computed in th… Tabular Presentation , Statistical tables are the most common form of documentation used by the quantitative social scientist, and he should cultivate skill in table constr… Table , Table Background The table is a basic piece of household furniture. It generally consists of a flat top that is supported by either a set of legs, pi… Table Tennis , Table tennis, sometimes known as "ping pong" is a miniaturized version of outdoor or lawn tennis. A dynamic indoor racquets sport played world wide,… Contingency Table , A contingency table is a display of data in columns and rows, arranged to facilitate the discovery of any relationship that may exist between differe… tabular , tabular •ampulla, bulla, fuller, Müller, pula, puller •titular • Weissmuller • wirepuller •incunabula, tabular •preambular • glandular • coagula •ang…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like