Mortality Rate by Age
Posted by Andrew B. Collier on 2016-07-19.
Here’s a summary plot:
There are a few interesting observations to be made. We’ll start with the most obvious:
- on average, females live longer than males;
- modal age at death is 81 for males and 86 for females;
- there are more infant deaths among males than females (probably linked to greater number of male births); and
- there is a rapid escalation in deaths among teenage males (consistent with fact that teenage males are more likely to commit suicide, be involved in fatal vehicle accidents, or be victims of homicide). </ul> Another way of looking at the same data is with a stacked area plot. It’s more difficult to see compare genders, but gives a better indication of the overall mortality rate.