Accession Number:

AD0735544

Title:

Recent Probability Results for Extreme Ages,

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Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV DALLAS TEX DEPT OF STATISTICS

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Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Consider a very large number of persons, and probability distributions for the age at death of the last survivor, next to last survivor, etc. First, suppose that the persons are statistically independent with the same probability distribution for age at death random sample case. Then, some approximations to distributions of extremes are often usable. These approximations are completely specified except for at most three parameters. This simplifies distribution estimation to estimation of theparameters. Moreover, previous large samples possibly different sizes from the same population of persons, and much of their data on extremes, can be used for estimation. Also, the sample results often remain applicable for the more general case of independence or mild dependence but possibly different distributions for the ages at death. Here, the average of these distributions is sampled. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE