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Stretched Exponential Survival Analysis for South Korean Females

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Soft Matter Physics Laboratory, School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea
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Research Center for Advanced Materials Technology, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(20), 4230; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9204230
Received: 7 September 2019 / Revised: 27 September 2019 / Accepted: 30 September 2019 / Published: 10 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medical Informatics and Data Analysis)
South Korea has recently exhibited a remarkable rapid increase in female lifespan. Here, a mathematical analysis is suggested for a clear interpretation of current trends in female lifespan in South Korea. To mathematically analyze life tables, a modified stretched exponential function is employed and demonstrated to estimate current trends of female lifespan in South Korea based on reliable life tables from 1987 to 2016 taken from the Korean Statistical Information Service. This methodology enables us to perform quantitative and comparative analyses of female lifespan in South Korea with representative industrialized countries such as Japan, France, Australia, Switzerland, UK, Sweden, and USA. This analysis provides quantitative and comparative evidence that South Korea has the highest increase rate of female lifespan over the past three decades. Further application would be feasible for a better estimation of human aging statistics. View Full-Text
Keywords: modified stretched exponential function; age-dependent stretched exponent; characteristic life; maximum lifespan; South Korean female modified stretched exponential function; age-dependent stretched exponent; characteristic life; maximum lifespan; South Korean female
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Weon, B.M. Stretched Exponential Survival Analysis for South Korean Females. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 4230.

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