Pallabi Saikia, Munindra Borah
Abstract: Complete life tables for the districts of Assam are not available in sample registration system (SRS). At the purpose once mortality data by year of age aren't accessible, evaluating complete life tables from abridged life tables is crucial. In this paper we introduce a numerical methodology to construct complete life table from abridged one. To begin with, we construct model life table for Assam for both male and female by using SRS data covering the time period of 15 years from 1995-99 to 2009-13. By using these model life tables we have been constructed abridged life tables of twenty three districts of Assam. After that, Elandt-Johnson methodology has been used to construct complete life tables for 23 districts of Assam. These life tables could be used for the study of mortality, longevity, fertility, and population growth, as well as in making projections of population. It is observed that Child mortality rate for male is more than 10 in 9 districts, whereas in 18 districts of Assam, child mortality rate for female seems to be more than 10. It is also to be noted that child mortality for female is always more than that of male for all the districts.
Keywords: Life Table, Life Table Method, Life Expectancy, Model Life Table, Elandt-Johnson Method