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The Resource International differences in mortality at older ages : dimensions and sources, Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

International differences in mortality at older ages : dimensions and sources, Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Label
International differences in mortality at older ages : dimensions and sources
Title
International differences in mortality at older ages
Title remainder
dimensions and sources
Statement of responsibility
Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1950 men and women in the United States had a combined life expectancy of 68.9 years, the 12th highest life expectancy at birth in the world. Today, life expectancy is up to 79.2 years, yet the country is now 28th on the list, behind the United Kingdom, Korea, Canada, and France, among others. The United States does have higher rates of infant mortality and violent deaths than in other developed countries, but these factors do not fully account for the country's relatively poor ranking in life expectancy. International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages: Dimensions and Sources examines patterns in international differences in life expectancy above age 50 and assesses the evidence and arguments that have been advanced to explain the poor position of the United States relative to other countries. The papers in this deeply researched volume identify gaps in measurement, data, theory, and research design and pinpoint areas for future high-priority research in this area. In addition to examining the differences in mortality around the world, the papers in International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages look at health factors and life-style choices commonly believed to contribute to the observed international differences in life expectancy. They also identify strategic opportunities for health-related interventions. This book offers a wide variety of disciplinary and scholarly perspectives to the study of mortality, and it offers in-depth analyses that can serve health professionals, policy makers, statisticians, and researchers."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
304.6/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HB1531
LC item number
.I575 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WT 116
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crimmins, Eileen M
  • Preston, Samuel H
  • Cohen, Barney
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Longevity
  • Mortality
  • North America
  • United States
  • International Cooperation
  • Adult
  • Vital Statistics
  • Culture
  • Data Collection
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Sociology
  • Age Groups
  • Internationality
  • Americas
  • Population Characteristics
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Anthropology
  • Epidemiologic Measurements
  • Social Sciences
  • Information Science
  • Geographic Locations
  • Persons
  • Named Groups
  • Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Geographicals
  • Environment and Public Health
  • Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
  • Aged
  • Middle Aged
  • Middle Aged
  • Life Expectancy
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Developed Countries
  • Aged
  • Middle Aged
  • Life Expectancy
  • Developed Countries
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Demography
  • Mortality
  • Aged
  • Life Expectancy
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Developed Countries
  • Mortality
  • Mortality
  • North America
  • Developed countries
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Longevity
  • Mortality
  • Business & Economics
  • Demography
Label
International differences in mortality at older ages : dimensions and sources, Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diverging trends in life expectancy at age 50 : a look at causes of death / Dana A. Glei, France Mesle, and Jacques Vallin -- Are international differences in health similar to international differences in life-expectancy? / Eileen M. Crimmins, Krista Garcia, and Jung Ki Kim -- Contribution of smoking to international differences in life expectancy / Samuel H. Preston, Dana A. Glei, and John R. Wilmoth -- Divergent patterns of smoking across high-income nations / Fred Pampel -- Can obesity account for cross-national differences in life expectancy trends? / Dawn E. Alley, Jennifer Lloyd, and Michelle Shardell -- The contribution of physical activity to divergent trends in longevity / Andrew Steptoe and Anna Wikman -- Do cross-country variations in social integration and social interactions explain differences in life expectancy in industrialized countries? / James Banks [and others] -- Low life expectancy in the United States : is the health care system at fault? / Samuel H. Preston and Jessica Ho -- Can hormone therapy account for American women's survival disadvantage? / Noreen Goldman -- Do Americans have higher mortality than Europeans because they have higher excess mortality at lower socioeconomic levels? : a comparison of mortality by education in the United States and 14 European countries / Mauricio Avendano [and others] -- Geographic differences in life expectancy at age 50 in the United States compared with other high-income countries / John Wilmoth, Carl Boe, and Magali Barbieri -- Renewed progress in life expectancy : the case of the Netherlands / Johan Mackenbach and Joop Garssen -- The divergent life expectancy trends in Denmark and Sweden : and some potential explanations / Kaare Christensen [and others]
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707082721
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1 online resource (x, 418 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283019071
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707082721
Label
International differences in mortality at older ages : dimensions and sources, Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diverging trends in life expectancy at age 50 : a look at causes of death / Dana A. Glei, France Mesle, and Jacques Vallin -- Are international differences in health similar to international differences in life-expectancy? / Eileen M. Crimmins, Krista Garcia, and Jung Ki Kim -- Contribution of smoking to international differences in life expectancy / Samuel H. Preston, Dana A. Glei, and John R. Wilmoth -- Divergent patterns of smoking across high-income nations / Fred Pampel -- Can obesity account for cross-national differences in life expectancy trends? / Dawn E. Alley, Jennifer Lloyd, and Michelle Shardell -- The contribution of physical activity to divergent trends in longevity / Andrew Steptoe and Anna Wikman -- Do cross-country variations in social integration and social interactions explain differences in life expectancy in industrialized countries? / James Banks [and others] -- Low life expectancy in the United States : is the health care system at fault? / Samuel H. Preston and Jessica Ho -- Can hormone therapy account for American women's survival disadvantage? / Noreen Goldman -- Do Americans have higher mortality than Europeans because they have higher excess mortality at lower socioeconomic levels? : a comparison of mortality by education in the United States and 14 European countries / Mauricio Avendano [and others] -- Geographic differences in life expectancy at age 50 in the United States compared with other high-income countries / John Wilmoth, Carl Boe, and Magali Barbieri -- Renewed progress in life expectancy : the case of the Netherlands / Johan Mackenbach and Joop Garssen -- The divergent life expectancy trends in Denmark and Sweden : and some potential explanations / Kaare Christensen [and others]
Control code
707082721
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 418 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283019071
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707082721

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