Health and mortality trends among elderly populations
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Health and mortality trends among elderly populations determinants and implications by Walter Mertens

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Published by International Union for the Scientific Study of Population in Liège, Belgium .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Older people -- Medical care -- Planning.,
  • Older people -- Health and hygiene.,
  • Older people -- Mortality -- Forecasting.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementWalter Mertens.
SeriesPolicy & research papers ;, 3
ContributionsInternational Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA564.8 .M47 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL556882M
ISBN 102871080348
LC Control Number96139595
OCLC/WorldCa33483618

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