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The demography and epidemiology of human health and aging [publication] /

by Siegel, Jacob S; Siegel, Jacob S; Olshansky, Stuart Jay.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2012, c2012Description: 985 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9400713142; 9789400713147 (hd.bd.).SAPHIR theme(s): Statistiques de la santé | Personnes âgées - VieillesseMeSH subject(s): Demography | Epidemiology | Aging | Health Status | Health Surveys | Mortality | Longevity | Health Policy | Population Dynamics | Aged | Age Factors | StatisticsPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographOnline resources: Date de consultation : 15.12.2011 Summary: The book represents a felicitous union of epidemiology, gerontology, and demography, and appears to be the first and only comprehensive text on this subject now available. Drawing on a wide range of sciences in addition to demography, gerontology, and epidemiology, including medical sociology, biostatistics, public policy, bioethics, and molecular biology, the author treats theoretical and applied issues, links methods and findings, covers the material internationally, nationally, and locally, and while focusing on the elderly, treats the entire life course. The methods, materials, and pespectives of demography and epidemiology are brought to bear on such topics as the prospects for future increases in human longevity, the relative contribution of life style, environment, genetics, and chance in human longevity, the measurement of the share of healthy years in total life expectancy, the role of population growth in the rising costs of health care, and the applications of health demography in serving the health needs of local communities.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The book represents a felicitous union of epidemiology, gerontology, and demography, and appears to be the first and only comprehensive text on this subject now available. Drawing on a wide range of sciences in addition to demography, gerontology, and epidemiology, including medical sociology, biostatistics, public policy, bioethics, and molecular biology, the author treats theoretical and applied issues, links methods and findings, covers the material internationally, nationally, and locally, and while focusing on the elderly, treats the entire life course. The methods, materials, and pespectives of demography and epidemiology are brought to bear on such topics as the prospects for future increases in human longevity, the relative contribution of life style, environment, genetics, and chance in human longevity, the measurement of the share of healthy years in total life expectancy, the role of population growth in the rising costs of health care, and the applications of health demography in serving the health needs of local communities.