# Demography and Vital Statistics-Standardized Death Rates (ISS (Statistical Services) Statistics Paper IV): Questions 1 - 1 of 1

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## Question number: 1

» Demography and Vital Statistics » Standardized Death Rates

### Describe in Detail

Compute the crude and standardized death rates of the populations A and B, regarding A as standard population, from the following data:

Age groups (years) | A | B | ||

Population | Deaths | Population | Deaths | |

Under 10 | 20000 | 600 | 12000 | 372 |

10 - 20 | 12000 | 240 | 30000 | 660 |

20 - 40 | 50000 | 1250 | 62000 | 1612 |

40 - 60 | 30000 | 1050 | 15000 | 525 |

Above 60 | 10000 | 500 | 3000 | 180 |

### Explanation

From the given data, the crude death rate for any population is

For population A

For population B

The standardized death rate is

Where p_{x}^{s}=population of standard group of x and D_{x} =Age specific death rate of group