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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 6, 2001, pp. 887
Bioline Code: oc01144
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 6, 2001, pp. 887

 en BOOK REVIEW - Health Statistics from the Americas, 1998 Edition
Iúri da Costa Leite

Abstract

Estimates of mortality are of great importance as social indicators widely used in the implementation of public policies and also for the calculation of population projection. As social indicators, these estimates have a more informative characteristic as they are desegregated not only by sex and age but principally by mortality causes.

 
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