A Short Method for Constructing an Abridged Life Table

  • Lowell J. Reed
  • Margaret Merrell
Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 6)


For infancy Reed and Merrell revise their q x formula to correct underenumeration, an approach that is not general. This has been omitted, as have their equations for L x and T x values by approximate integration. The article is followed by a note on other n q x formulas.


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  • Lowell J. Reed
  • Margaret Merrell

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