Lecture 4 - Rates and Composition

Lecture 4 - Rates and Composition - September 10, 2008...

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Unformatted text preview: September 10, 2008 Rates and Population Composition Rates: Making comparisons over time, place, or groups Crude rates Basic measures Data vital registration (numerator) and census (denominator) Specific rates e.g., age-specific rates Adjusted or Standardized Rates Growth Rates Crude Rates Crude rate = (E/P)*k Where, D is the # of events over some accounting period (usually a year); P is the population at risk (mid-year); and k is a constant (100, 1000, etc.) Examples Crude birth rate Crime rate Poverty rate Cancer death rate Crude Birth Rates, U.S., 1980-2003 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 1 9 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 8 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 8 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 8 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 8 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 8 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 8 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 8 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 8 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 8 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9 7 .....
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2009 for the course PAM 2030 taught by Professor Lichler during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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