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  • Regression-Quantile Graduation of Australian Life Tables, 1946 - 1992
    with FORTRAN subroutines. Speed is not their primary advantage. Recent work by Steve Portnoy and Roger ... clarifies the relation between He's method and the "direct" method based on the quantile criterion Q. ^ ...

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    • Authors: Esther Portnoy
    • Date: Jan 1997
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Actuarial Research Clearing House
    • Topics: Modeling & Statistical Methods
  • Recent Trends in Mortality Rates by Race
    to, utilization of, and expenditures for health care. Another public source is the set of life tables ... attendant problems. Poverty limits access to medical care, interferes with "good" choices about diet and other ...

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    • Authors: Esther Portnoy
    • Date: Jan 1991
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Actuarial Research Clearing House
    • Topics: Demography>Mortality - Demography; Demography>Population data
  • Bivariate Schuette Graduation
    Bivariate Schuette Graduation Two-dimensional data can be smoothed by minimizing a combination ... this part of the solution. Clearly, considerable care will be needed to prevent missingthe completion ...

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    • Authors: Esther Portnoy
    • Date: Jan 1994
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Actuarial Research Clearing House
    • Topics: Modeling & Statistical Methods
  • Mortality at Ages 65 and Over in a Middle-Class Population
    Mortality at Ages 65 and Over in a Middle-Class Population This paper examines the effects of selection ... ages bespeaks clearly of extended nursing-home-care costs. 294 MORTALITY AT AGES 65 AND OVER The ...

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    • Authors: Francisco Bayo, Esther Portnoy, Richard T Schwartz, Courtland C Smith, Edward A. Lew, Lawrence Garfinkel
    • Date: Oct 1984
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Experience Studies & Data>Mortality