ASMR: Age-specific Mortality Data

Description Usage Format Note Source References Examples

Description

Age-specific data on mortality rates for male (mxM) and female (mxF).

Usage

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Format

Data frames with one row per country and age group. They contain the following variables:

country_code

Numerical Location Code (3-digit codes following ISO 3166-1 numeric standard) - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_numeric.

name

Country name.

age

A character string representing an age interval (given by the starting age of the interval).

1950-1955, 1955-1960, ...

mx for the given five-year time period (i.e., from 1 July in year t to 1 July in year t+5 such as the period 1950-1955 refers to the period 1950.5-1955.5 and the mid of the period is 1953.0). Not available data are represented by an empty string.

Note

Data for ages 85-100+ are not the official UN data. While the published UN mortality datasets contain data only up to 85+, data for ages 85-100+ in this dataset were derived from UN published life table quantities.

Source

These datasets are based on estimates and projections of United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2017).

References

World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp

Examples

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