Predicting Survival of Older Adults: Findings from a Biosocial Survey
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.