Adult Mortality in Europe

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Part of the International Handbooks of Population book series (IHOP, volume 2)

Abstract

Levels and trends of adult mortality in Europe over the last half-century were clustered geographically: Western Europe with the most favorable health conditions, Eastern Europe with the least favorable, and Central Europe falling in between. Each of these regions shows internal variation in mortality levels, with the least variability among the Western European and the highest differences among the Eastern European countries. The trisection characterizes not only overall adult mortality but also, with a few exceptions, age- and cause-of-death-specific mortality as well as tempo-adjusted life expectancy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of SciencesViennaAustria
  2. 2.Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of SciencesViennaAustria
  3. 3.International Institute for Applied Systems AnalysisLaxenburgAustria
  4. 4.WU–Vienna, University of Economics and BusinessViennaAustria

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