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# worksheet 4 - Using the U.S 2000 population as a standard...

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Name ____________________ Worksheet 4 - Standard Mortality Ratio 1. In a group of male merchant marine veterans, a total of 313 deaths from mesothelioma (a type of lung cancer) were observed in one year. The table shows the number of veterans by age and the standard death rate for the male population of the country as a whole. (a) Calculate the SMR. (b) Interpret the SMR. Make sure to relate the SMR to the general population in your interpretation! Age Population Standard death rate (per 100,000) Expected deaths 45-54 12,000 37.1 55-64 282,000 62.5 65-74 91,000 74.0 75-84 3,000 86.6 2. A study of physical therapists finds that the have a crude death rate of 6.2 per 1,000.

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Unformatted text preview: Using the U.S. 2000 population as a standard, an SMR of 70.2% is calculated. Is this what you would expect to see in this population? Why or why not? 3. In 2001, a total of 2,416,425 people died in the United States, and 53,852 of these deaths were from Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 4 million people in the United States had Alzheimer’s disease that year, and the mid-point U.S. population that year was 284,796,887. Calculate and interpret the following: a) Cause-specific mortality rate (for Alzheimer’s disease) b) Case-fatality rate (for Alzheimer’s disease) c) PMR (for Alzheimer’s disease)...
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