Mortality transition in East Asia

Zhao, Zhongwei and Kinfu, Yohannes (2005) Mortality transition in East Asia. Asian Population Studies, 1 1: 3-30. doi:10.1080/17441730500124626

Author Zhao, Zhongwei
Kinfu, Yohannes
Title Mortality transition in East Asia
Journal name Asian Population Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-1749
Publication date 2005-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17441730500124626
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 30
Total pages 28
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Language eng
Subject 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
111706 Epidemiology
Abstract East Asia has experienced a rapid mortality decline in recent history. Its life expectancy at birth has increased by about 30 years in the last half century. This paper analyses data collected from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mainland China, and Taiwan. It provides a systematic examination of long-term mortality trends, their age patterns and sex differentials. While mortality transitions in these populations took place in different times and under different political systems, levels of socio-economic development and living environment, changes in their age patterns of and sex differentials in mortality have shown certain regularities. Through decomposing changes in life expectancy by age and major causes of deaths, the paper also sheds light on the relationship between epidemiological transition, changing age patterns of mortality and improving life expectancy in these populations.
Keyword Mortality transition
East Asian mortality
Age patterns of mortality
Sex differentials in mortality
Cause-specific mortality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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