The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Biodemography of Aging

Determinants of Healthy Life Span and Longevity

Authors: Yashin, Anatoliy I., Stallard, Eric, Land, Kenneth C.

  • Presents an innovative overview of the field of biodemography of aging
  • Provides rigorous research into how age-related changes at individual level contribute to morbidity
  • First volume covering the work done by the leading research team at the Center for Population Health and Aging at Duke
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This volume is a critical exposition of the data and analyses from a full decade of rigorous research into how age-related changes at the individual level, along with other factors, contribute to morbidity, disability and mortality risks at the broader population level. After summarizing the state of our knowledge in the field, individual chapters offer enlightening discussion on a range of key topics such as age trajectory analysis in select and general populations, incidence/age patterns of major chronic illnesses, and indices of cumulative deficits and their use in characterizing and understanding the detailed properties of individual aging.
The book features comprehensive statistical analyses of unique longitudinal data sets including the unique resource of the Framingham Heart Study, with its more than 60 years of follow-up. Culminating in penetrating conclusions about the insights gained from the work involved, this book adds much to our understanding of the links between aging and human health.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Biodemography of Complex Relationships Among Aging, Health, and Longevity

    Yashin, Anatoliy I. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Age Trajectories of Physiological Indices: Which Factors Influence Them?

    Yashin, Anatoliy I. (et al.)

    Pages 21-45

  • Health Effects and Medicare Trajectories: Population-Based Analysis of Morbidity and Mortality Patterns

    Akushevich, Igor (et al.)

    Pages 47-93

  • Evidence for Dependence Among Diseases

    Yashin, Anatoliy I. (et al.)

    Pages 95-111

  • Factors That May Increase Vulnerability to Cancer and Longevity in Modern Human Populations

    Ukraintseva, Svetlana V. (et al.)

    Pages 113-141

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7587-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7585-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodemography of Aging
Book Subtitle
Determinants of Healthy Life Span and Longevity
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7587-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7587-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7585-4
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 463
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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