Women's Death in Scandinavia: What Makes Denmark Different?

Objective: To compare the mortality for women in Sweden, Norway and Denmark in order to search for clues for the low life expectancy of Danish women. Methods: Prospective age-period-cohort study covering 40 years for all Swedish, Norwegian and Danish women aged 40-84 during the period 1960-2000, and... Ausführliche Beschreibung

1. Person: Jacobsen, Rune
Weitere Personen: Von Euler, My verfasserin; Osler, Merete verfasserin; Lynge, Elsebeth verfasserin; Keiding, Niels verfasserin
Quelle: in European journal of epidemiology Vol. 19, No. 2 (2004), p. 117-121
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Sprache: English
Veröffentlicht: 2004
Beschreibung: Online-Ressource
Schlagworte: research-article
Age-period-cohort modelling
Denmark
Life expectancy
Mortality
Norway
Sweden
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Zusammenfassung: Objective: To compare the mortality for women in Sweden, Norway and Denmark in order to search for clues for the low life expectancy of Danish women. Methods: Prospective age-period-cohort study covering 40 years for all Swedish, Norwegian and Danish women aged 40-84 during the period 1960-2000, and born 1900-1950. Outcome measures: Relative risks and 95% confidence intervals for deaths. Results: The high risk of dying among Danish women was associated with being born between the two World Wars, and that a similar pattern was not found for women in Norway and Sweden. A tendency of a cohort effect was observed for Swedish women born around 1940. Conclusions: The currently low life expectancy of Danish women compared with that of women in Norway and Sweden is partly a transitional phenomenon caused by excessive death rates for women born between the two World Wars. Data on smoking prevalence by birth cohort and age indicate that a high percentage of Danish women in these cohorts were smokers throughout their adult life.
ISSN: 1573-7284

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