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Life Expectancy
  • Author : Dean Koontz
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780307414298
  • Reader Reviews : 46
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With his bestselling blend of nail-biting intensity, daring artistry, and storytelling magic, Dean Koontz returns with an emotional roller coaster of a tale filled with enough twists, turns, shocks, and surprises for ten ordinary novels. Here is the story of five days in the life of an ordinary man born to an extraordinary legacy—a story that will challenge the way you look at good and evil, life and death, and everything in between. Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the frist and last time since his stroke. What he says before he dies is that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson—five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year; the second in his twent-third year; the third in his twenty-eighth; the fourth in his twenty-ninth; the fifth in his thirtieth. Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the time of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his exact height and weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with syndactyly—the unexplained anomal of fused digits—on his left foot. Suddenly the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five dark days? What nightmares will he face? What challenges must he survive? As the novel unfolds, picking up Jimmy's story at each of these crisis points, the path he must follow will defy every expectation. And with each crisis he faces, he will move closer to a fate he could never have imagined. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days when his world turns is a mystery as dangerous as it is wondrous—a struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive, only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through. This ebook edition contains an excerpt of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner.

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    Rising Life Expectancy
  • Author : James C. Riley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0521002818
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • This book traces the global history of rising life expectancy in the last 200 years.

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    Life Expectancy
  • Author : Dean Koontz
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9780345533388
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Before he died on a storm-wracked night, Jimmy Tock’s grandfather predicted that there would be five dark days in his grandson’s life—five dates whose terrible events Jimmy must prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year, the last in his thirtieth. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five critical days? What challenges must he survive? The path he follows will defy every expectation and will take all the love, humor, and courage he possesses. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days his world turns is a mystery both dangerous and wondrous.

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    Life Expectancy
  • Author : Holly Goddard Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9780061966446
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is. A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again. In "Good Girl," a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "Theory of Realty," is discovering the menaces of being "at that age": too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "Parts" and "Proof of God" offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's. Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.

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    International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 9780309157339
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • 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.

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    Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780309186407
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • During the last 25 years, life expectancy at age 50 in the United States has been rising, but at a slower pace than in many other high-income countries, such as Japan and Australia. This difference is particularly notable given that the United States spends more on health care than any other nation. Concerned about this divergence, the National Institute on Aging asked the National Research Council to examine evidence on its possible causes. According to Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries, the nation's history of heavy smoking is a major reason why lifespans in the United States fall short of those in many other high-income nations. Evidence suggests that current obesity levels play a substantial part as well. The book reports that lack of universal access to health care in the U.S. also has increased mortality and reduced life expectancy, though this is a less significant factor for those over age 65 because of Medicare access. For the main causes of death at older ages-cancer and cardiovascular disease-available indicators do not suggest that the U.S. health care system is failing to prevent deaths that would be averted elsewhere. In fact, cancer detection and survival appear to be better in the U.S. than in most other high-income nations, and survival rates following a heart attack also are favorable. Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries identifies many gaps in research. For instance, while lung cancer deaths are a reliable marker of the damage from smoking, no clear-cut marker exists for obesity, physical inactivity, social integration, or other risks considered in this book. Moreover, evaluation of these risk factors is based on observational studies, which-unlike randomized controlled trials-are subject to many biases.

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    Diet, Life Expectancy, and Chronic Disease
  • Author : Gary E. Fraser
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9780195113242
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  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Research into the role of diet in chronic disease can be difficult to interpret. Measurement errors in different studies often produce conflicting answers to the same questions. Seventh-day Adventists and other groups with many vegetarian members are ideal study populations because they have a wide range of dietary habits that adds power and clarity to research findings. This book analyzes the results of such studies, focusing on heart disease and cancer. These studies support the benefits of a vegetarian diet and in addition provide evidence about the effects of individual foods and food groups on disease risk that is relevant to all who are interested in good health. Fraser places the findings in athe broader context of well-designed nutritional studies of the general population. He discusses the degree of confidence we can have in particular relationships between diet and disease based on the strength of the evidence. While this is a scholarly book, it is written in clear English and contains an extensive glossary so that it should be accessible to a wide audience.

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    Male Life Expectancy
  • Author : Anthony Ekanem
  • Publisher : Anthony Ekanem
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN : 9783961120758
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  • Genre : Travel
  • It is the desire of all humans to live long on earth and fulfil their purpose for existence. Many have desired to live up to 80, 90, 100 and some even wish to live longer. While this desire to live long is a legitimate one, it often happens that people die when they least wished or expected. Historically, women live longer than men and this trend may continue for centuries and perhaps longer. Even with the sizable risk conferred by childbirth, women lived longer than men in 1900, and it appears that women have out survived men at least since the 1500s, when the first reliable mortality data were kept. Sweden was the first country to collect data on death rates nationally; in that country's earliest records, between 1751 and 1790, the average life expectancy at birth was 36.6 years for women and 33.7 years for men. Death rates in less developed countries, whose citizens have limited access to cars, guns and maternal care, also provide a measure of mortality before modernity. At present, the only countries in which male life expectancy exceeds that for females are those with long-standing sexual discrimination - including Bangladesh, India and Pakistan - where social pressures and practices such as female infanticide and bride-burning result in unique "losses" of females. The fact that women live longer than men does not necessarily mean that they enjoy better health than men. It could be that women live with their diseases, while men die from them. Indeed, there is a difference between the sexes in disease patterns, with women having more chronic non-fatal conditions - such as arthritis, osteoporosis and autoimmune disorders - and men having more fatal conditions, such as heart disease and cancer.

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    Crs Report for Congress
  • Author : Congressional Research Service: The Libr,Laura B. Shrestha
  • Publisher : BiblioGov
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 1295255197
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Committee on the Long-Run Macroeconomic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population--Phase II
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9780309317108
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • The U.S. population is aging. Social Security projections suggest that between 2013 and 2050, the population aged 65 and over will almost double, from 45 million to 86 million. One key driver of population aging is ongoing increases in life expectancy. Average U.S. life expectancy was 67 years for males and 73 years for females five decades ago; the averages are now 76 and 81, respectively. It has long been the case that better-educated, higher-income people enjoy longer life expectancies than less-educated, lower-income people. The causes include early life conditions, behavioral factors (such as nutrition, exercise, and smoking behaviors), stress, and access to health care services, all of which can vary across education and income. Our major entitlement programs - Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income - have come to deliver disproportionately larger lifetime benefits to higher-income people because, on average, they are increasingly collecting those benefits over more years than others. This report studies the impact the growing gap in life expectancy has on the present value of lifetime benefits that people with higher or lower earnings will receive from major entitlement programs. The analysis presented in The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income goes beyond an examination of the existing literature by providing the first comprehensive estimates of how lifetime benefits are affected by the changing distribution of life expectancy. The report also explores, from a lifetime benefit perspective, how the growing gap in longevity affects traditional policy analyses of reforms to the nation's leading entitlement programs. This in-depth analysis of the economic impacts of the longevity gap will inform debate and assist decision makers, economists, and researchers.

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    Aging
  • Author : Robert J. Reynolds,Steven M. Day
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN : 9781789840810
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • This edited book, “Aging - Life Span and Life Expectancy”, is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in this field. The book comprises chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in the research area. All chapters are individually complete but united under a common research study topic. This publication aims at providing a thorough overview of the latest research efforts by international authors and opening new possible research paths for further novel developments.

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    Extra Life
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9780525538868
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science
  • “Offers a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives.” —President Barack Obama (on Twitter) “An important book.” —Steven Pinker, The New York Times Book Review The surprising and important story of how humans gained what amounts to an extra life, from the bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From In 1920, at the end of the last major pandemic, global life expectancy was just over forty years. Today, in many parts of the world, human beings can expect to live more than eighty years. As a species we have doubled our life expectancy in just one century. There are few measures of human progress more astonishing than this increased longevity. Extra Life is Steven Johnson’s attempt to understand where that progress came from, telling the epic story of one of humanity’s greatest achievements. How many of those extra years came from vaccines, or the decrease in famines, or seatbelts? What are the forces that now keep us alive longer? Behind each breakthrough lies an inspiring story of cooperative innovation, of brilliant thinkers bolstered by strong systems of public support and collaborative networks, and of dedicated activists fighting for meaningful reform. But for all its focus on positive change, this book is also a reminder that meaningful gaps in life expectancy still exist, and that new threats loom on the horizon, as the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear. How do we avoid decreases in life expectancy as our public health systems face unprecedented challenges? What current technologies or interventions that could reduce the impact of future crises are we somehow ignoring? A study in how meaningful change happens in society, Extra Life celebrates the enduring power of common goals and public resources, and the heroes of public health and medicine too often ignored in popular accounts of our history. This is the sweeping story of a revolution with immense public and personal consequences: the doubling of the human life span.

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    California Life Expectancy, Abridged Life Tables for California and Los Angeles County
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : UCI:31970018763554
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  • Genre : California
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    Racial Differences in Life Expectancy Among Elderly African Americans and Whites
  • Author : Laura B. Shrestha
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 9781000526769
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • First published in 1997. This book is based on the author’s dissertation written while a student in the Population Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The catalyst for the research was the recognition that major uncertainties exist about the quality of population and death data for the elderly in the United States as a result of coverage and content errors in the censuses and death registration. Furthermore, different patterns appear to exist for the two major racial groupings in the United States: whites and African- Americans. The book evaluates the consistency of reported data between the two major sources of data for calculation of mortality statistics in the United States: censuses and death registration. The focus is on the older population (aged 60 and above), where mortality trends have the greatest impact on social programs and where data quality is most problematic.

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    Fatigue Design
  • Author : Eliahu Zahavi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9781351448819
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  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Modern analytical theories of fatigue coupled with a knowledge of processing effects on metals make up the sound basis for designing machine parts that are free from unexpected failure. Fatigue Design: Life Expectancy of Machine Parts provides the information and the tools needed for optimal design. It highlights practical approaches for effectively solving fatigue problems, including minimizing the risk of hidden perils that may arise during production processes or from exposure to the environment.The material is presented with a dual approach: the excellent coverage of the theoretical aspects is accented by practical illustrations of the behavior of machine parts. The theoretical approach combines the fundamentals of solid mechanics, fatigue analysis, and crack propagation. The chapters covering fatigue theories are given special emphasis, starting with the basics and progressing to complicated multiaxial nonlinear problems.The practical approach concentrates on the effects of surface processing on fatigue life and it illustrates many faceted fatigue problems taken from case studies. The solutions demonstrate the authors' detailed analyses of failure and are intended to be used as preventive guidelines. The cases are a unique feature of the book. The numerical method used is the finite element method, and is presented with clear explanations and illustrations.Fatigue Design: Life Expectancy of Machine Parts is an extremely valuable tool for both practicing design engineers and engineering students.

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    Healthy Life Expectancy in the EU Member States
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : CEPS
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9789290796848
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  • Genre : Books
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    California Life Expectancy, Abridged Life Tables for California
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822033826546
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  • Genre : California
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    Summary Measures of Population Health
  • Author : Michael T. Molla
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : UOM:39015051806860
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  • Genre : Life expectancy
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    Life and Death in the United States
  • Author : Russell O. Wright
  • Publisher : McFarland Publishing
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105012085267
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • It is an old science: In 1693 Edmund Halley analyzed records from the city of Breslau and found the life expectancy at birth was 33 years and the life expectancy of an 80-year-old person was six years. In 1993, in the United States, life expectancy at birth was nearly 76 years; however the life expectancy of an 80-year-old had risen only to 89 years, a gain of three in 300 years. Through charts and tables, this reference work presents a statistical look at life expectancy and death rates in the United States in the 20th century. In Part I, the author illustrates the significant advancements through the century in life expectancy from birth, but also shows that as people age medical advances have far fewer effects on lengthening life. Part II examines the death rates at different ages for men and women, and various causes of death. In Part III the death rates for cardiovascular diseases are fully covered, and in Part IV the rates for cancer are detailed. Part V provides a statistical basis for predicting future factors that will impact the overall death rate.

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    Poverty and Life Expectancy
  • Author : James C. Riley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0521850479
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A multidisciplinary study that reconstructs Jamaica's rise from low to high life expectancy and explains how that was achieved. Jamaica is one of the small number of countries that has attained a life expectancy nearly matching that in richer countries, despite having a much lower level of per capita income.

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    The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income
  • Author : Committee on Population--Phase II,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 030931707X
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • The U.S. population is aging. Social Security projections suggest that between 2013 and 2050, the population aged 65 and over will almost double, from 45 million to 86 million. One key driver of population aging is ongoing increases in life expectancy. Average U.S. life expectancy was 67 years for males and 73 years for females five decades ago; the averages are now 76 and 81, respectively. It has long been the case that better-educated, higher-income people enjoy longer life expectancies than less-educated, lower-income people. The causes include early life conditions, behavioral factors (such as nutrition, exercise, and smoking behaviors), stress, and access to health care services, all of which can vary across education and income. Our major entitlement programs - Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income - have come to deliver disproportionately larger lifetime benefits to higher-income people because, on average, they are increasingly collecting those benefits over more years than others. This report studies the impact the growing gap in life expectancy has on the present value of lifetime benefits that people with higher or lower earnings will receive from major entitlement programs. The analysis presented in "The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income" goes beyond an examination of the existing literature by providing the first comprehensive estimates of how lifetime benefits are affected by the changing distribution of life expectancy. The report also explores, from a lifetime benefit perspective, how the growing gap in longevity affects traditional policy analyses of reforms to the nation's leading entitlement programs. This in-depth analysis of the economic impacts of the longevity gap will inform debate and assist decision makers, economists, and researchers.

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    East-West Life Expectancy Gap in Europe
  • Author : C. Hertzman,Shona Kelly,Martin Bobak
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 0792342070
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  • Genre : Medical
  • This volume presents the procedings of an "Advanced Research Workshop," held under the auspices of the NATO International Scientific Exchange Programme, on the Environmental and Non-environmental Determinants of the East-West Life Expectancy Gap in Europe. The workshop brought together individuals from Eastern and Western Europe and North America who had a common interest in understanding the evolution of the relative declines in life expectancy in Central and Eastern Europe, compared to the West, over the past 30 years. Between 1989 and 1993, I carried out a series of investigations into the effects of environmental pollution on human health in Central and Eastern Europe, at first, under the auspices of the World Bank, and later, under a broader multilateral, multi-agency arrangement known as the "Environment for Europe" Process. These investigations provided unparalleled access to environmental health data from the region, and offered a glimpse of what the contribution of pollution to health status was, and what it was not. At the same time, the Program in Population Health of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) and the International Centre for Health and Society (ICHS) at University College, London, were embarking upon multi-disciplinary inquiries into the broad determinants of health in modern societies. The work of the CIAR provided a framework for conceptualizing the East-West life expectancy gap and its potential determinants; the work of the ICHS provided specific insights into the relative contributions of these determinants.

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    Life and Worklife Expectancies
  • Author : Hugh Richards,Michael Donaldson
  • Publisher : Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 1933264748
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Wouldn't you like to have all the information you need for determining life and worklife expectancies in one complete volume? With Life and Worklife Expectancies, Second Edition, you can. Up-to-date Life and Worklife Expectancy information shown with extensive tables and figures in easy to read format, all updated with the latest figures. This book contains an overview of the methods and data sources used in life tables: differences between period and cohort life tables, properties of survival data, life expectancy by educational attainment and racial/ethnic background, by cigarette use, relative mortality ratios for persons with medical risks, and more. It covers common ways of determining duration of working life and biases in previous worklife estimates are corrected. This book is packed with extensive tables on information about life and worklife expectancies. There is no other book like it.

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    How Did Cause of Death Contribute to Racial Differences in Life Expectancy in the United States in 2010?
  • Author : Kenneth D. Kochanek,Elizabeth Arias,Robert N. Anderson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : UCR:31210023709114
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  • Genre : African Americans
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    Vital Statistics of the United States 2010
  • Author : Bernan Press
  • Publisher : Bernan Press
  • Pages : 505
  • ISBN : 9781598884241
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Vital Statistics of The United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data brings together a comprehensive collection of birth, mortality, and health data into a single volume. It provides a wealth of information compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics and other government agencies. Features of this publication will include: Over 200 detailed tables on natality, mortality, health, and disease Concise notes that explain the sources of the data, define the terms within each part, and provide references for further guidance Numerous figures which call attention to noteworthy trends in the data

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    Determining Health Expectancies
  • Author : Jean-Marie Robine,Carol Jagger,Colin D. Mathers,Eileen M. Crimmins,Richard M. Suzman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 9780470857878
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  • Genre : Medical
  • Health expectancies were developed to address the important question of whether or not we are exchanging longer life for poorer health - replacing quality by quantity. Health expectancies extend the concept of life expectancy to morbidity and disability by providing a means of dividing life expectancy into life spent in various states of good and bad health. Being independent of the size of populations and of their age structure, health expectancies thus allow direct comparison of the different groups that constitute populations: sexes, socio-professional categories, regions. This book brings together for the first time, the major works of REVES* over the past ten years. As well as providing comparisons of the health of many of the world's countries, the book includes sections on the concepts behind health expectancies and the demographic transition, the relevance of health expectancies to health policy and the different methods of calculating health expectancies. *REVES is an international organisation of researchers, clinicians and health planners addressing these issues as well as developing and recommending methods of calculation and furthering the use of health expectancy as a tool for health planning. * State-of-the-art coverage of this important health indicator * Heavily cross referenced to give the book structure and coherence * Editors are pioneers in the field of health expectancy

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    Trends in U.S. Life Expectancy
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance. Subcommittee on Savings, Pensions, and Investment Policy
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : LOC:00102420640
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  • Genre : Government publications
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    Basic Antecedents of Life Expectancy at Birth. Linear Regression Modelling
  • Author : Patrick Glasen
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 9783668101685
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Research Paper from the year 2015 in the subject Economy - Health Economics, Tongji University (Sino-Germany College), language: English, abstract: This paper uses basic educational and health-related factors as antecedents for life expectancy at birth on country level. Life expectancy is a highly complicated construct and varies strongly with respect to national borders. Aiming to provide a prediction model, prognoses are based on health expenditure per capita, HIV prevalence, immunization rates and literacy rates and justify cross-national dissimilarities in expected lifetime in a simple manner. The model helps to estimate the importance of the used antecedents among each other and gives a basic understanding on how life expectancy could potentially be influenced. Due to the usage of basic antecedents, the highlighted potential will be of special interest for developing countries.

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    Centenary, Life Expectancy Trend, Health Implication
  • Author : Steve Blake
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9798501543423
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  • Genre : Books
  • The reformist and ever subordinate decrease in the capacity to keep up biochemical and physiological arrangement of the body as to do with aging.As individual keep having long life span, series of infection related with maturing will emerge that will influence the appropriate capacity of the phone and tissue of the body.Longevity as the length of life expectancy has to do with how biochemical attributes of the body function.Having a life span is a blessing from nature and atime related with innate and hereditary qualities characteristics.Aging can't be accomplished without witness life challenges.Aging can't manage without sicknesses like prostrate cancer, kidney stone, cardiovascular illness and stoke.This illness happened because of maturing on the grounds that as increasingly more person experience higher lifespan, several organs and arrangement of the body fall apart if not appropriately look for drug and go through arrangement of test to know how the faculties and organs work.Human way of life can't be overemphasized in light of the fact that it is likewise decide how adequacy the organs and arrangement of the body work.You will be advanced with state-of-the-art information about the propensity that should be followed to have longevity, age related illness, therapy and how to conquer it in this book.Causes of deadness and shilvering as grown-up ailment, stress indications and its actual impact in the body are featured clearly .What to do to prevent kidney and coronary illness as maturing issue are additionally clarified in this book.Buy this book now to read more as it contain great contents with secret lo live longer, looking younger and free from diseases associated with

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    Is Cardiovascular Disease Slowing Improvements in Life Expectancy? OECD and The King's Fund Workshop Proceedings
  • Author : OECD,The King's Fund
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN : 9789264482029
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  • Genre : Books
  • Evidence that cardiovascular disease is contributing to the slowdown in improvements in life expectancy in some OECD countries prompted OECD and The King’s Fund to convene an international workshop to examine this issue. Invitees included members of OECD’s Health Care Quality and Outcomes Working Party and five international experts. This publication describes the workshop proceedings and conclusions about the evidence on trends in cardiovascular disease mortality, their drivers and the policy implications.

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    Ageing, Health, and Productivity
  • Author : Pietro Garibaldi,Joaquim Oliveira Martins,Jan van Ours,J. C. van Ours
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780199587131
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • This book looks at the challenges ageing populations pose to policy makers in advanced economies. It provides new evidence on how to turn these challenges into long-term, productive opportunities.

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    Vital Statistics of the United States
  • Author : Helmut Wendel,Christopher S. Wendel,Bernan Press
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 0890597405
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • An important part of any health or statistical reference collection, this text provides users with key statistics on birth, deaths, life expectancy, and marriage and divorce. Includes both historical and current statistics, geographical detail, and comparisons to foreign countries.

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    California Life Expectancy
  • Author : Carmen Harms
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : UCR:31210013535677
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  • Genre : Life expectancy
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    Car Occupant Life Expectancy
  • Author : Leonard Evans,Dennis E. Blumenfeld
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : NWU:35556021264635
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  • Genre : Automobiles
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    Playing the Odds
  • Author : H. Bud Hauslein
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : CHI:81053714
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  • Genre : Aging
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    Factors Affecting Life Expectancy in a Retirement Community
  • Author : Stanley Alvin Edlavitch
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : UCAL:C3475152
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  • Genre : Books
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    Life Expectancy and Income Convergence in the World
  • Author : Kenichi Ueda
  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : IND:30000124718986
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • There is world-wide convergence in life expectancy, despite little convergence in GDP per capita. If one values longer life much more than material happiness, the world living standards may this have already converged substantially. This paper introduces the concept of the dynastic general equilibrium value of life to measure welfare gains from the increase in life expectancy. A calibration study finds sizable welfare gains, but these gains hardly mitigate the large inequality among countries. A conventional GDP-based measure remains a good approximation for (non) convergence in world living standards, even when adjusted for changes in life expectancy.

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    Mortality Trends in Japan
  • Author : Shigemi Kōno,Shigesato Takahashi
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029086512
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  • Genre : Japan
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    Vital Statistics of the United States 2022
  • Author : Shana Hertz Hattis
  • Publisher : Bernan Press
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1636710581
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  • Genre : Books
  • Vital Statistics of the United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data brings together a comprehensive collection of birth, mortality, and health data into a single volume. It provides a wealth of information compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics and other government agencies. Vital Statistics contains over 225 tables and is divided into four parts: Births, Mortality, Health, and Marriage and Divorce. Charts and graphs, available at applicable points in each chapter, illustrate some of the most vital trends in the data. In addition, updated definitions reflect the latest federal parameters for information about births, mortality, health, and marriages.

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    Extending the Human Life Span
  • Author : Bernice L. Neugarten,Robert James Havighurst
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4333698
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  • Genre : Geriatrics
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