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# Exploring the Health Status of a Population: A Simple Health State Model vs the Gompertz Model

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## Abstract

We present a method to formulate the Health State or Health Status curve of a population from the Gompertz model thus providing a useful tool to demographers, actuaries, policy makers, health people and organizations and sociologists. The model is presented along with a simple first exit time model and another “Best Fit” model. A method of finding the corrected health state or health status is also presented.

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