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Calculation of the expected lifetime lost due to an extra risk


  • T. P. Hutchinson


Methods are given for estimating the average years of life lost when a person is discovered to be at risk from an extra hazard. The methods use the probability per year of the extra risk striking, and the mean and standard deviation of lifetime in the absence of the risk. The formulae are simple enough that only a hand-held calculator is needed.

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  • T. P. Hutchinson, 2001. "Calculation of the expected lifetime lost due to an extra risk," Mathematical Population Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(3-4), pages 209-216.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:mpopst:v:9:y:2001:i:3-4:p:209-216 DOI: 10.1080/08898480109525504

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