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Research Article

Measuring Adult Mortality Using Sibling Survival: A New Analytical Method and New Results for 44 Countries, 1974–2006

  • Ziad Obermeyer,

    Affiliations: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Julie Knoll Rajaratnam mail,

    jrajarat@u.washington.edu

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Chang H. Park,

    Affiliations: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Emmanuela Gakidou,

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Margaret C. Hogan,

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Alan D. Lopez,

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Christopher J. L. Murray

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: April 13, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000260

About the Authors

Ziad Obermeyer, Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, Chang H. Park, Emmanuela Gakidou, Margaret C. Hogan, Christopher J. L. Murray
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Ziad Obermeyer
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Chang H. Park
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America
Alan D. Lopez
School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: jrajarat@u.washington.edu

Competing Interests

Alan Lopez is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ZO JKR CHP EG MCH ADL CJLM. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: ZO JKR CHP EG MCH ADL CJLM. Designed the experiments/the study: ZO JKR EG ADL CJLM. Analyzed the data: ZO JKR CHP ADL CJLM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: ZO. Contributed to the writing of the paper: ZO JKR CHP EG MCH ADL CJLM.