Mortality as an indicator of the health condition in population of Slovakia

Marcela Káčerová, Gabriela Nováková, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Pages: 33 – 48

Abstract

Mortality conditions are important starting points for evaluation of population health.
The health of population can be quantified by the development of Life Expectancy at
Birth, age-specific death rate and mainly causes of death from a demographic
perspective. The article deals with mortality of Slovak population using basic
(age-specific death rate and causes of death) and specific mortality indicators (Years of Life Lost).

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