Presentation Title

Investigating the Mortality Rate in the United States through an Age-Structured Population Model

Faculty Mentor

Laura Smith

Start Date

18-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-11-2017 11:00 AM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 104

Session

Poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

We analyze the mortality rate in the United States by modifying the Sinko-Streifer size-structured population model to incorporate immigration and emigration. We investigate how the mortality rates vary depending on age or other factors, such as education, gender, and race. The data from 2004-2014, divided into age groups, consist of births, deaths, population, and migration information. We estimate the mortality rate as a function of age by using the Hackney and Webb approach. Preliminary results on the estimates for the mortality rates are presented. We find that over this decade, the mortality rate for a given age group does not vary significantly. Further, we find that incorporating migration is important for finding these estimates.

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Investigating the Mortality Rate in the United States through an Age-Structured Population Model

BSC-Ursa Minor 104

We analyze the mortality rate in the United States by modifying the Sinko-Streifer size-structured population model to incorporate immigration and emigration. We investigate how the mortality rates vary depending on age or other factors, such as education, gender, and race. The data from 2004-2014, divided into age groups, consist of births, deaths, population, and migration information. We estimate the mortality rate as a function of age by using the Hackney and Webb approach. Preliminary results on the estimates for the mortality rates are presented. We find that over this decade, the mortality rate for a given age group does not vary significantly. Further, we find that incorporating migration is important for finding these estimates.