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Table 4 Effect of changes in values of parameters of the CoDe model on change in life expectancy at birth between 1950 and 2010. Assuming g = 0.5

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

  France Japan US Denmark
women men women men women men women men
Total change in life expectancy at birth due to 15.51 14.61 25.43 21.97 10.19 10.96 9.80 8.01
 delay of mortality (changed in M) 9.99 10.42 13.80 12.12 7.80 10.35 6.87 4.28
 changed in mortality
  in young age (change in A and a) 5.05 5.24 12.19 11.77 2.39 2.92 2.45 3.48
  in middle age (change in b1 and b2) −0.75 −0.26 −0.40 −1.52 −0.50 −1.26 0.62 0.56
  above modal age at death (change in b3) −0.38 −0.45 −0.55 −0.49 −0.42 −0.78 0.01 0.03
unexplained 0.10 −0.35 0.39 0.09 −0.08 −0.27 −0.14 −0.34