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Estimates of mortality under age 60 in India and its states, 1970-2004

Saikia, N., Jasilionis, D., Ram, F., Shkolnikov, V. M.

MPIDR Technical Report TR-2010-006, 4 pages (August 2010).
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Keywords: India, mortality, trends

Abstract

In this report, we provide uniformly calculated measures of mortality under age 60 in India and its 16 major states for the period 1970-2004. The mortality estimates are calculated using the data from the Sample Registration System of India (SRS). Evaluation of the SRS data quality confirms reliability of these data for children and adults under age 60. The report provides the time series of the following life table-based measures: probability of dying between exact ages 0 and 15, probability of dying between exact ages 15 and 60, and temporary life expectancy between exact ages 0 and 60. (Keywords: mortality, trends, regional mortality differences, India)

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