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'Incorrect, loose and coarse terms': classifying nineteenth century English-language causes of death for modern use. An example using Tasmanian data

Kippen, Rebecca


This paper outlines a cause-of-death classification system applicable to nineteenth-century English-language death data. Consisting of 32 categories, this system combines aspects of William Farr's nosology, developed in nineteenth-century Britain, and the modern International Classification of Diseases. It is sufficiently broad for meaningful categories to be created for analytical purposes, but specific enough for particular cause-of-death trends and patterns to be traced. Individual-level...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research
DOI: 10.1007/s12546-011-9065-2


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