Causes of death behind low life expectancy of Danish women.

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Public Health
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)432-6
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Keywords: Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Cause of Death; Cohort Studies; Denmark; Female; Humans; Life Expectancy; Middle Aged; Mortality; Smoking

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