Age, period and cohort models - the use of individual records

C. Robertson, P. Boyle

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Problems with the interpretation of age-period-cohort models are discussed. If individual records are available as for cancer incidence in Scotland, then a solution is obtainable. An example using incidence data for cancers of the lung and larynx in Scotland is presented to illustrate the models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-538
Number of pages11
JournalStatistics in Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1986


  • age-period-cohort models
  • cancers
  • lung
  • larynx


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