Causes of death behind low life expectancy of Danish women

Rune Jacobsen*, Niels Keiding, Elsebeth Lynge

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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    Abstract

    Aims: The authors examined causes of death contributing to the relatively high mortality of Danish women born 1915—45, and evaluated the impact of smoking related causes of death. Methods: Age—period—cohort analysis of mortality of Danish women aged 40—89 in 1960—98. Estimate of the negative curvature in parabola patterns for 50 causes of death. Results: A total of 34 causes of death contributed to the relatively high mortality for women born 1915—45. The main contribution came from smoking-related causes of death. Conclusion: The results indicate a high smoking prevalence to be the main explanation behind the relatively low life expectancy of Danish women born 1915—45.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)432-436
    Antal sider5
    TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Public Health
    Vol/bind34
    Udgave nummer4
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - aug. 2006

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