Elderly mortality in Italian regions at the beginning of the health transition (1881-1921)

DEL PANTA, LORENZO; Dipartimento Di Scienze Statistiche - Alma Mater Studiorum, Università Di Bologna, CALÒ, DANIELA GIOVANNA; Dipartimento Di Scienze Statistiche - Alma Mater Studiorum, Università Di Bologna & BELOTTI, LAURA M.B.; Dipartimento Di Scienze Statistiche - Alma Mater Studiorum, Università Di Bologna
The paper aims to highlight and analyze possible regional patterns of mortality at advanced age (70-90 years) in Italy at the turn of the nineteenth century. The available data are referred to four distinct occasions, namely 1881-82, 1900-01, 1911-12 and 1921-22. After focusing attention on several elderly mortality indicators, we propose to analyze the resulting three-way array (with modes regionsindicatorsoccasions) using the STATIS method. As a critical preliminary step, new regional life tables for 1881-82...