The Kannisto-Thatcher Database on old age mortality at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research: analysis of mortality data at old ages

Dmitri A. Jdanov, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Eugeny Soroko, Russian Academy of Sciences
Domantas Jasilionis, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

The Kannisto-Thatcher database on old age mortality (KTD) includes data on death counts and population estimates classified by sex, age, year of birth, and calendar year for more than 30 countries. This database was established for estimating the death rates at the highest ages (above age 80). The KTD provides the most precise estimates of population size at ages over 80 in developed countries. For different countries the continuous series for different period are available. The longest is for Sweden (since 1861), the shortest is for Chile (since 1977). The KTD has a toolkit for dynamic data processing including calculation of various indicators of mortality and population and graphic inspection of trends online. These can be performed in addition to possibility of downloading country data sets.

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Presented in Session 23: Various national and international data