The statistical theory of the ordinary life table is presented here, with a new life table where the time intervals are subject to variation. A brief summary of methods of life-table construction and related topics, such
as measures of mortality and adjustment of rates, are also included. The book has an extensive coverage of applications of the life table to various practical areas. These areas include medical follow-up studies, survival and stages of disease, fertility and human reproduction, duration of marriage and widowhood, antenatal life table, and ecological studies.