volume 15, issue S1, P213-234 2009
DOI: 10.1017/s1357321700005572
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Eugene M. G. Milne

Abstract: ABSTRACTThe Nested Binomial Model presented in this paper is a new approach to modelling mortality and survival in humans and other species that seeks to reconcile individual life course risk trajectories and those population mortality patterns that arise from inter-individual heterogeneity. In describing individual trajectories it partitions mortality risk into two main elements: ‘redundancy’ and ‘interactive risk'. Interactive risk is volatile, increasing or decreasing with time and circumstance, while redun…

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