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Table 2 Comparison of the fit of the CoDe model and the Heligman-Pollard model measured by weighted mean squared error (MSE), France, Japan, US, and Denmark, 1950 and 2010

From: A new parametric model to assess delay and compression of mortality

  MSE (×1000)
1950 2010
CoDe model Heligman-Pollard model CoDe model Heligman-Pollard model
France women 1.00 1.93 2.30 11.47
men 1.42 1.85 5.24 11.09
Japan women 4.60 3.07 0.94 13.64
men 5.17 5.53 1.30 4.66
US women 0.92 1.72 0.65 2.43
men 1.83 3.39 1.71 6.36
Denmark women 3.83 4.82 9.62 10.93
men 4.86 5.29 6.43 9.15
Average   2.95 3.45 3.52 8.72