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Some Remarks on the Applied Theory of Heterogeneous Populations

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Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Abstract

The development of noncommunicable diseases in aging populations is highly influenced by risk factors. Individuals react differently to the risk factors and therefore the population (cohort) becomes non-homogeneous. Several long-term indicators might be considered as functionals of risk factors. An example is the known fact that the number and distribution in time of child births determine the probability for a woman to get breast cancer at a given age.

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