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???? 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 needed 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 to compute 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 In 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. 17

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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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