MPIDR Technical Report

Spreadsheet for calculation of confidence limits for any life table or healthy-life table quantity

Andreev, E. M., Shkolnikov, V. M.
MPIDR Technical Report TR-2010-005, 4 pages.
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (June 2010)


In this report, we use Monte Carlo simulations to estimate the confidence limits for survival and death probabilities, life expectancy, and healthy life expectancy, as well as any other quantity based on a conventional life table or on Sullivan’s healthy life table. Two Excel spreadsheets for use with this method are provided.
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.