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Biostatistics - Survival Rates

1.Go to this WHO website:

Look up the life table for Afghanistan.

A.Plot the survival curve for males and for females. Briefly describe any differences or trends.

B.What is the chance of surviving birth to age 60 for males and for females?

C.If an infant survives to age one, what is the probability that the person will survive to age 60 (for both males and females)?

D.What is the probability of a 40-year-old man surviving to age 60? A 40-year-old female?

E. Compare the probability of a 20 year-old surviving 20 more years for both males and females. Briefly comment on any trends you may see from the answers to the above questions.

Solution Summary

This solution is provided in an attached .xls file. Graphs are included to further understanding of the problems, and probability is calculated.