???? If you want to compare Japan with France, would the total population of Western Europe be
a reasonable standard population?__________(yes or no)
####
No, Japan, being an Asian country, might be quite different from Western Europe.
3.19 There is no fixed rule for picking a standard population but in the method usually used, the
standard selected is either a sum of countries being compared or some total population of which
each country is a subset.
???? If we wish to select the standard population according to the above method, should Western
Europe be the standard population used in comparing the United States and France?
___________________(yes or no)
####
No, because the United States is not in Western Europe.
????
If we summed the population
of Countries A and B and used the total as a standard to compare Countries A and B, would this
be a suitable standard?
(yes or no)
####
Yes, this fits the usual method.
3.20 If you wish to compare more than two countries the same principle holds for the selection of
a standard population.
???? If we wish to compare Countries A, B, C, and D, a suitable standard population would be the
_______________of all these populations.
####
Sum.
???? If we wish to compare Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, a suitable standard population
would be ______________.(Europe; South America;Asia)
####
South America.
3.21
Once the choice has been made of a standard population, the age distribution of the
standard population provides us with the weights we need. to compute the age adjusted death rate
for Country A or B.
???? We need the age distribution of the standard population before we can compute the
________________death rates.
#### Adjusted.
3.22
Once we have the standard weights, the next step is to use them in computing a
weighted average. Suppose the standard population of beblunks and the age specific deaths of
beblunks in Country A are as follows:
Table 3.2
Age
Age Specific
Death Rates in
Country A per
thousand
Population
of
Standard
1
200
400
2
100
300
3
050
200
4
500
75
5
1000
25
Total
1000
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View Full DocumentIn the direct method of computing adjusted death rates, we
(1)
Multiply each age specific death rate by the number in the standard population.
(2)
Sum the products.
(3)
Divide by the total standard population for all ages. For example, using the data in
Table 3.2, the adjusted death rate for the direct method would be:
m(direct) = [(400) (200)+(300) (l00)+(200) (50)+(75) (500)+(25) (1000)]/1000
m(direct)=182.5 per 1000.
???? Suppose that Country B has the following age specific death rates. Compute the adjusted
death rate for Country B using the direct method using Table 3.2 and Table 3.3.
Table 3.3
Age
Population of
Country B
Death
Age Specific
Death Rates in
Country B per
thousand
Population
of
Standard
1
100
30
300
400
2
100
15
150
300
3
60
3
050
200
4
45
9
200
75
5
2
2
1000
25
Total
307
59
1000
m(direct Total for B)
[(400)(300)+(
)(
)+(
)(
)+(
)(.
.)+(.
.)(
)]/(
) =
215
per
1000.
???? If total size of the standard population were 22,530, what would be the denominator in the
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 Demography, standard population, age specific death, beblunks

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