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SANTOS, Jair L. F.. On the force of mortality and life tables construction. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1972, vol.6, n.3, pp.263-267. ISSN 1518-8787.

Life tables construction has been simplified through the assumption of a constant force of mortality in each age group. In this paper further advantages are shown, concerning both the conceptual nature and simpler calculations derived from that assumption.

Keywords : Mortality [force]; Life tables.

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