Age and gender dependence and the secular trend of death causes in the U.S., analysed on diversity curves
Age vs. death cause diversity curves seem to be the appropriate objects to study death cause diversity. The findings of the present paper are consistent with earlier findings of ad-hoc methodological pilot studies. The paper serves as a significant reference for further studies on epidemiological diversity or concentration. The diversity of death causes has become an important population character to be investigated recently. Its variations treated in the paper may correlate with other demographic characteristics of the population. Furthermore, the revealed variations in death cause diversity refer to the need for standardisation before comparing death cause diversities of various populations.
Keywords: diversity, concentration, death causes, age dependence, sex differences, secular changes