Epidemiology, Age adjustment, also called age standardisation, is a technique used to better allow populations to be compared when the ages of the populations are quite different (for example, the U.S. vs. Mexico).
To adjust for age, a
direct method of standardization, age-specific rates in each group must be known, as well as the age structure in a standard population.
* [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10495462&dopt=Abstract Pubmed article comparing 'direct' vs. 'indirect']
* [http://w3.whosea.org/healthreport/pdf/paper31.pdf WHO]
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