An object of class ratetable for the expected mortality of the French population. It is an array with three dimensions: age, sex and year.
The format is "ratetable". The attributes are:
A numeric vector with the length of each dimension.
A list of vectors with the names of each variable of the three dimensions.
A character vector with the identification of the dimensions:
A vector of indicators=1 if the corresponding dimension do not vary according to the
time. Only the
sex is associated to 1.
A list of the thresholds to identify the mortality rates according to the time-varying dimensions (NULL for
The class of the object:
The organization of a ratetable object is described in details by Therneau (1999) and Pohar (2006). The original data and updates can be downloaded from the Human Life-Table Database (HMD, The Human Mortality Database).
Pohara M., Stare J. Relative survival analysis in R. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine, 81: 272-278, 2006. <doi:10.1016/j.cmpb.2006.01.004>
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