Conduent Healthy Communities Institute

What is an age-adjusted rate?

Age-adjustment is a statistical process applied to rates of disease or death that allows communities with different age structures to be compared. This is important because most diseases and health outcomes occur at different rates in different age groups. For example, cancer is more commonly associated with older populations. Rates are commonly age-adjusted to the 2000 US Standard Population.

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