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Table 3 Relative ease of calculation of the eight regional mortality forecast methods

From: Evaluation of simple methods for regional mortality forecasts

Method Ease of calculation
National Death Rates Easy (no regional calculations needed)
SMR Scaling Easy
Broad Age SMR Scaling Easy
Mortality Surface Complex
Brass Relational Complex
Rate Ratio Scaling Easy
Broad Age Rate Ratio Scaling Easy
TOPALS Moderate
  1. Source: author’s assessment