Population Health

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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:

Data and Surveys, Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology, Projections and Forecasting, Statistics and Mathematics


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)
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