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Vital Statistics Explained: Some Practical Suggestions
 

Vital Statistics Explained: Some Practical Suggestions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Preface by Collins, William
By Burn, Joseph

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The study of vital statistics is the link connecting the statesman, the historian, the medical practitioner, the statistician and the actuary, but it appeals to each in a different way. The statesman is concerned with questions relating to taxation, parliamentary representation a... read full description below.

ISBN 9781689777292
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Published 31 August 2019 by Independently Published
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ISBN-13 9781689777292
ISBN-10 168977729X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Independently Published
Imprint Independently Published
Publication Date 31 August 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Preface by Collins, William
By Burn, Joseph
Category Probability & Statistics
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 213g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text General/trade
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The study of vital statistics is the link connecting the statesman, the historian, the medical practitioner, the statistician and the actuary, but it appeals to each in a different way. The statesman is concerned with questions relating to taxation, parliamentary representation and economic matters generally; the historian with the rise and decline of nations, and a medical man with obtaining a true conception of the 'healthiness of any given district, which he can only discover by analyzing the rates of mortality and the age distribution of the community. The statistician concerns himself with general sociological conditions, and finally, the actuary is necessarily interested in the probabilities of longevity, which are the bed rock of all his varied and intricate calculations. The foregoing extract is from the introduction to a valuable work entitled Vital Statistics Explained, the author of which is Joseph Burn, actuary to the Prudential of London, and fittingly explains the main object of the book, viz.: to show how important to the well being and progress of a nation are the features revealed by the study of vital statistics. The book is an elaboration of a series of lectures delivered by Mr. Burn on vital statistics, and will be found most interesting reading, while at the same time it throws much light on an ordinarily dull subject.Among the principal contents of the work are to be found chapters on The Census as an Index to the Development of National Life- Its Collection and Tabulation; Crude and Standardized Death Rates-The Progress of Sanitary Reform; The Preparation of Mortality Tables: (a) National, (b) Municipal, (c) Occupational; Practical Uses of Mortality Tables by Medical Officers and Others-Causes of Death and Their Prevention. An appendix to the work gives a Method of Constructing a Mortality Table - The Preparation of Analyzed Tables. Vital Statistics Explained makes a work of 140 pages with numerous short diagrams and illustrations. -- Spectator, An American Review of Insurance, Vol. 92

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