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APC Accounting/Multiple Classification Model, Part II: Empirical Applications

6.1 Introduction

This chapter continues the discussion of the conventional age-period-cohort (APC) accounting model but focuses on empirical applications. We first describe a three-step procedure that combines descriptive and statistical APC analysis using the Intrinsic Estimator (IE) through studies of recent cancer incidence and mortality trends by sex and race in the United States.

The utilities of linear models (LMs)/generalized linear models (GLMs) of APC extend beyond the identification and estimation of individual A, P, and C coefficients. Long-term trends estimated from such models also can be used to make projections/forecasts of the future. The ...

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