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Table 4 Relative ease of assumption setting and scenario creation of the eight regional mortality forecast methods

From: Evaluation of simple methods for regional mortality forecasts

Method Ease of assumption setting
National Death Rates Difficult (not really possible)
SMR Scaling Moderate
Broad Age SMR Scaling Moderate
Mortality Surface Moderate
Brass Relational Moderate
Rate Ratio Scaling Difficult
Broad Age Rate Ratio Scaling Difficult
TOPALS Difficult
  1. Source: author’s assessment