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A modified new method for estimating smoking-attributable mortality in high-income countries

  • Brian Rostron

    (US Food and Drug Administration)

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    Preston, Glei, and Wilmoth (2010) recently proposed an innovative regression-based method to estimate smoking-attributable mortality in developed countries based on observed lung cancer death rates. Their estimates for females, however, differ appreciably from some published estimates. This article presents a modified version of the Preston, Glei, and Wilmoth method that includes an age-period interaction term in its model. This modified version produces improved estimates of smoking-attributable mortality that are consistent with results from a modified version of the Peto-Lopez indirect method.

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    Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 14 (August)
    Pages: 399-420

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    Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:23:y:2010:i:14
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