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A set of indicators for decomposing the secular increase of life expectancy

Overview of attention for article published in Population Health Metrics, June 2010
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Title
A set of indicators for decomposing the secular increase of life expectancy
Published in
Population Health Metrics, June 2010
DOI 10.1186/1478-7954-8-18
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Authors

Valentin Rousson, Fred Paccaud

Abstract

The ongoing increase in life expectancy in developed countries is associated with changes in the shape of the survival curve. These changes can be characterized by two main, distinct components: (i) the decline in premature mortality, i.e., the concentration of deaths around some high value of the mean age at death, also termed rectangularization of the survival curve; and (ii) the increase of this mean age at death, i.e., longevity, which directly reflects the reduction of mortality at advanced ages. Several recent observations suggest that both mechanisms are simultaneously taking place.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 9%
Spain 1 5%
Netherlands 1 5%
Unknown 18 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 32%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 18%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Professor 2 9%
Unspecified 2 9%
Other 4 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 50%
Unspecified 3 14%
Social Sciences 2 9%
Psychology 1 5%
Mathematics 1 5%
Other 4 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 September 2013.
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#1,007,929
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#2
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