HMDdata: Population and Mortality Data

Description Usage Format Details Author(s) Source References See Also Examples

Description

Age-specific population, deaths, exposures and rates from the Human Mortality Database.

Usage

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Format

Object of class HMDdata containing, for each country, the following components:

country

country name.

year

vector of years.

age

vector of ages.

pop

list of matrices containing population with one age group per row and one column per year. Matrices: female, male, total.

death

list of matrices containing deaths in same form as pop.

exposure

list of matrices containing exposure in same form as pop.

rate

list of matrices containing mortality rate in same form as pop.

Details

The list contained 4 countries (Denmark, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland). Data taken from the Human Mortality Database on 30 August 2011. Data are accessible either manually or using selectHMDdata.

For a given country, the matrices have the same dimensions. The vector age is the same for each country (0:110), whereas years depends on the availability.

pop indicates population size on January 1st of each age and year.

death are death counts occurred during one age-year interval.

exposure population is approximated by the average of the population size in the beginning and at the end of the year.

rate are computed as ratio between death counts and exposures.

Author(s)

Carlo G Camarda

Source

Human Mortality Database www.mortality.org

References

Human Mortality Database (2011). University of California, Berkeley (USA), and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany). Available at www.mortality.org.

See Also

selectHMDdata.

Examples

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data(HMDdata)
plot(HMDdata$Japan$year, HMDdata$Japan$pop$female[81,],
     main="Japan population, female, age 80") 
## list of available countries
names(HMDdata)

Example output

Loading required package: svcm
Loading required package: Matrix
Loading required package: splines
Loading required package: lattice
[1] "Denmark"     "Japan"       "Sweden"      "Switzerland"

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