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The Contribution of Medical Measures to the Decline of Mortality From Respiratory Tuberculosis: An Age-Period-Cohort Model

James J. Collins
Demography
Vol. 19, No. 3 (Aug., 1982), pp. 409-427
Published by: Springer on behalf of the Population Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2060979
Page Count: 19
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The Contribution of Medical Measures to the Decline of Mortality From Respiratory Tuberculosis: An Age-Period-Cohort Model
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Abstract

The decline of mortality in the more developed nations has been related to two major influences, economic development and the introduction of medical measures. The contribution of medical measures has been a source of continuing controversy. Most previous studies employ either a birth cohort or calendar year arrangement of mortality data to address this controversy. The present study applies an age-period-cohort model to mortality from respiratory tuberculosis in England and Wales, Italy, and New Zealand in an attempt to separate economic influences from that of medical measures. The results of the analysis indicate that while the overall contribution of medical measures is small when examined by calendar year, specific birth cohorts both in Italy and in England and Wales benefited substantially from these measures. The environmental conditions in New Zealand, however, were such that the introduction of medical measures barely affected declining mortality levels from respiratory tuberculosis.

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