Mortality shows clear seasonal trends, which may significantly affect the distribution of deaths within a calendar year. The magnitude of seasonal influences varies by a number of factors, including age, cause of death, geography, and socio-economic status. RGA's Tim Rozar, FSA, CERA, MAAA, presented at the "A World of Mortality Issues and Insights Seminar", exploring the tendency for deaths to be correlated with seasonal weather patterns. He debunks myths, offers evidence and explores explanations.
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