New York, 26-27 October 2006
The Expert Group Meeting on Adult Mortality convened by the Population Division provided an opportunity to discuss ongoing activities in other institutions and to obtain feedback on the work carried out by the Population Division. As mortality levels continue to decrease in most countries of the world, deaths become increasingly concentrated at older ages and it becomes more pressing to estimate mortality in adult ages with accuracy. In addition, as the AIDS epidemic continues to expand, accounting for its effect on adult mortality is essential. These are some of the issues discussed by the Expert Group Meeting, as reflected in this report.