TABLE 4

Mutational variance for parameters of mortality models

MalesFemales
ModelParameterMeanVmMeanVm
GompertzBaseline(α)0.00524 × 10−70.00432.1 × 10−4***
Rate(β)0.111.0 × 10−40.143.0 × 10−4***
LogisticBaseline(α)0.0025<10−50.00191.4 × 10−5***
Rate(β)0.222.0 × 10−40.245.5 × 10−3***
Deceleration(s)0.970.0820.670.065*
  • Entries are means and mutational variances estimated by using maximum likelihood procedures for both the Gompertz and logistic mortality models. ***P < 0.001; *P < 0.10