Population Health


Assessment of Methods in Population Health

Maarten Jacob Bijlsma, Karen van Hedel, Mathias Lerch, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Timothy Riffe

The aim of this project is to assess methods commonly used in the quantitative analysis of population-health data to determine the conditions under which their application is most suitable. We investigate, for example, Age-period-cohort (APC) methods, population-attributable-fraction methodology, and mortality forecasting methods.Detailed description

Research keywords: Statistics and Mathematics; Projections and Forecasting; Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology; Data and Surveys


Bijlsma, M. J.; Wilson, B.; Tarkiainen, L.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Epidemiology 30:3, 388-395 (2019).
Sudharsanan, N.; Bijlsma, M. J.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-004. (2019).
Bijlsma, M. J.; Daniel, R. M.; Janssen, F.; De Stavola, B. L.:
Demography 54:2, 721-743 (2017).
Bohk-Ewald, C.; Ebeling, M.; Rau, R.:
Demography 54:4, 1559-1577 (2017).
Hu, Y.; van Lenthe, F. J.; Hoffmann, R.; van Hedel, K.; Mackenbach, J. P.:
BMC Medical Research Methodology 17:68 (2017).