Hi, I am so confused, I need to calculate the force of mortality from a life table, but I am not sure about if the life table contains the force of mortality in one of the columns, I am using mortality tables from HMD (www.mortality.org).

the estructure of these tables is like this

Year

Year or range of years (for both period & cohort data)

Age

Age group for n-year interval from exact age x to just before exact age x+n, where n=1, 4, 5, or ∞ (open age interval)

m(x)

Central death rate between ages x and x+n

q(x)

Probability of death between ages x and x+n

a(x)

Average length of survival between ages x and x+n for persons dying in the interval

l(x)

Number of survivors at exact age x, assuming l(0) = 100,000

d(x)

Number of deaths between ages x and x+n

L(x)

Number of person-years lived between ages x and x+n

T(x)

Number of person-years remaining after exact age x

e(x)

Life expectancy at exact age x (in years)

Can you explain me a method in order to calculate the force of mortality or maybe mx is the force of mortality??

thanks for your explanation

the estructure of these tables is like this

Year

Year or range of years (for both period & cohort data)

Age

Age group for n-year interval from exact age x to just before exact age x+n, where n=1, 4, 5, or ∞ (open age interval)

m(x)

Central death rate between ages x and x+n

q(x)

Probability of death between ages x and x+n

a(x)

Average length of survival between ages x and x+n for persons dying in the interval

l(x)

Number of survivors at exact age x, assuming l(0) = 100,000

d(x)

Number of deaths between ages x and x+n

L(x)

Number of person-years lived between ages x and x+n

T(x)

Number of person-years remaining after exact age x

e(x)

Life expectancy at exact age x (in years)

Can you explain me a method in order to calculate the force of mortality or maybe mx is the force of mortality??

thanks for your explanation

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