Gompertz law


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Gom·pertz law

(gom'pĕrtz),
the proportional relationship of mortality to age; after age 35-40, the increase in mortality with age tends to be logarithmic.

Gom·pertz law

(gom'pĕrts law)
The proportional relationship of mortality to age; after age 35-40, the increase in mortality with age tends to be logarithmic.

Gompertz,

Benjamin, English actuary, 1779-1865.
Gompertz hypothesis - a theory that the force of mortality increases in geometrical progression.
Gompertz law - after age 35-40, the increase in mortality with age tends to be logarithmic.
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The mortality rate for people between the ages of 30 and 80 follows what is called the Gompertz Law, named for its founder, Benjamin Gompertz, who observed in 1825 that a person's risk of death in a given year doubles every eight years of age.
For approximately 70 years, demographers have believed that above age 80 the Gompertz Law did not hold and that mortality rates flattened out.
1994, An Investigation of the Gompertz Law of Mortality, Actuarial Research Clearing House (ARCH), 2: 22-39.