Age, period and cohort models - the use of individual records

Robertson, C. and Boyle, P. (1986) Age, period and cohort models - the use of individual records. Statistics in Medicine, 5 (5). pp. 527-538. ISSN 0277-6715

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Abstract

Problems with the interpretation of age-period-cohort models are discussed. If individual records are available as for cancer incidence in Scotland, then a solution is obtainable. An example using incidence data for cancers of the lung and larynx in Scotland is presented to illustrate the models.