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Transition and ChallengeChina's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century$
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Zhongwei Zhao and Fei Guo

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199299294

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.001.0001

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Changing Mortality Patterns and Causes of Death

Changing Mortality Patterns and Causes of Death

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(p.160) 10 Changing Mortality Patterns and Causes of Death
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Transition and Challenge
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Zhongwei Zhao (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.003.0010

This chapter investigates the changes in age patterns of death and sex differentials in mortality. It also examines changes in causes of death and their impacts on China's mortality patterns. It shows that because mortality reduction of the same magnitude has not taken place simultaneously in all age groups or populations of different sex, considerable changes have been observed in both age patterns of death and sex differentials in mortality. This conforms to a general trend recorded in many countries.

Keywords:   mortality, sex differentials, causes of death, regional variation

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