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Abridged Life Table in the African Setting, a Case of Tamale Metropolis of Ghana
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Volume 2, 2014
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 30-35   |   Vol. 2, No. 3, June 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Salifu Katara, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University for Development Studies, Navrongo, Ghana.
[2]
Jamal Mohammed, Department of Liberal Studies, Koforidua Polytechnic, Box 981, Koforidua, Ghana.
[3]
Adam Ibrahim Osman, Department of Business Studies, Faculty of Education, Law and Business Studies, University for Development Studies, WA campus, Ghana.
[4]
Alhassan Faisal, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University for Development Studies, Navrongo, Ghana.
Abstract
The focus of this research is geared towards abridged life table construction in the Tamale metropolis. Information regarding deaths experiences and number of inhabitants in a house was gathered from 100 selected houses distributed in 10 selected suburbs in the metropolis. This was achieved through the application of convenient sampling, quota and simple random sampling. Information gathered are generally presented in tabular forms and analyses undertaken by the use of S.P.S.S version 16 and other mathematical models and graphs.
Keywords
Mortality Rates, Abridged Life Table, Life Expectancy, Insurance Policies, Functions of Life Tables
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