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Reconstructing Series of Deaths by Cause with Constant Definitions

  • France Meslé
  • Jacques Vallin
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Part of the Demographic Research Monographs book series (DEMOGRAPHIC)

Abstract

In all countries, the study of long-term cause-specific mortality trends is hampered by discontinuities that distort statistical series as a result of periodic revisions to the classification of causes of death. In very rare cases, when an office responsible for cause-of-death statistics has produced classifications for one or two transition years under two different revisions (as in England and Wales when the Eighth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-8) was replaced by the Ninth Revision (ICD-9); see Meslé and Vallin 1993), observed transition coefficients can be used to reassign deaths classified under the old revision to the various items of the new revision. Unfortunately, in most cases, no such double classification is available, and a way has to be found to estimate the transition coefficients ex post.

Keywords

Target Item Detailed List Transition Coefficient Viral Pneumonia Soviet Republic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut National d’Études DémographiquesParis Cedex 20France

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