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Table 3 Comparison between the Italian and the Sardinian rate of aging before the onset of the epidemiological transition

From: The effect of disease burden on the speed of aging: an analysis of the Sardinian mortality transition

  Males Females
Estimate SE Estimate SE
Equation 5
 Rate of aging
  All cohorts 0.12 0.007 0.12 0.006
 σ2 (mean value) [0.42] [0.38]
R2 0.057 0.057
Equation 7
 Rate of aging
  Italy 0.12 0.070 0.12 0.006
  Sardinia 0.21 0.041 0.22 0.035
 σ2 (mean value) [0.83] [0.76]
R2 0.063 0.065
ANOVA F stat. Pr(> F) F stat. Pr(> F)
6.12 0.010 7.91 0.005
  1. Source: Authors’ calculations on HMD data