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  European Standard Population ConsultationAug 21, 2013 8:42 AMPaul Hossack

European Standard Population Consultation
From: Paul Hossack
To: Health Statistics User Group
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 8:42 AM
Subject: European Standard Population Consultation
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Population Statistics and Health Statistics User Group .

The European Standard Population (ESP) is an artificial population structure which is used in the weighting of mortality or incidence data to produce age standardised rates. Eurostat, the statistical institute of the European Union, has decided to bring this population structure up to date. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) running a consultation on behalf of the Government Statistical Service (GSS) on how to implement proposed changes in UK.

You can find details of the consultation on the ONS website:

We would be very grateful if you could take the time to provide us with your views. Please email responses to Please also forward this email to any colleagues who might be interested in the consultation.



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