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World mortality 1950-2000: divergence replaces convergence from the late 1980s.

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OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate to what extent worldwide improvements in mortality over the past 50 years have been accompanied by convergence in the mortality experience of the world's population. METHODS: We have adopted a novel approach to the objective measurement of global mortality convergence. The global mortality distribution at a point in time is quantified using a dispersion measure of mortality (DMM). Trends in the DMM indicate global mortality convergence and divergence. The ...

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Shkolnikov, V More by this author
Journal:
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume:
83
Issue:
3
Pages:
202-209
Publication date:
2005-03-05
EISSN:
1564-0604
ISSN:
0042-9686
URN:
uuid:e8856051-48c7-4e01-8580-89f0572c26c3
Source identifiers:
328945
Local pid:
pubs:328945

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