Predicting Survival of Older Adults: Findings from a Biosocial Survey

A PSC Brown Bag Seminar

Noreen Goldman (Princeton University, Office of Population Research and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs)

Monday, 09/10/2012.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: 6050 ISR Thompson St

Researchers frequently use statistical models that incorporate social and demographic covariates to predict survival. Based on data from a biosocial survey in Taiwan, I explore the extent to which mortality prediction improves with the inclusion in such models of non-standard biological and clinical parameters; measures of physical performance; and global health ratings made by interviewers and physicians. Some surprising results emerge.

PSC Brown Bag seminars highlight recent research in population studies and serve as a focal point for building our research community.

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