Aims and objectives


This session has three aims. First, it introduces the basic measures of mortality – crude and age-specific mortality rates. Second, it demonstrates how comparison of crude rates can produce misleading results when the age distributions of the populations are dissimilar. Finally, it introduces two approaches to attenuate this confounding of crude rates, thereby making comparisons more valid.


After working through this session, you will be able to:

This session will take approximately 3 hours to complete.