Age-standardised mortality II
How do we calculate the age-standardised mortality rate?
There are different ways to measure mortality. This article focuses on the method of age-standardisation:
- Age-standardised mortality rates: the calculation starts with mortality rates for each age group. Analysts calculate a weighted of these age-specific rates. That creates the age-standardised mortality rate. This is often expressed per 1,000 people or per 100,000 people.