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The Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) is one of the two pillars of the Generations and Gender Programme designed to improve understanding of demographic and social development and of the factors that influence these developments. This article describes how the theoretical perspectives applied in the survey, the survey design and the questionnaire are(More)
In this paper we revisit the mortality profiles of France and Italy in 2003 using the multiple-cause-of-death approach. The method leads to a substantial upward reassessment of the role played by certain conditions – e.g. diseases of the blood and diseases of the skin in overall mortality. Regarding the associations of causes, we distinguish three patterns(More)
The prevalence of bad self-rated health (SRH) varies considerably across countries. Here we present the results of a cross-national comparative study based on the data of National Health Surveys conducted in France and Italy. According to these data, 11% of the Italian and 6% of the French adult population aged between 45 and 74 rate their health as bad or(More)
The Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) is one of the two pillars of the Generations and Gender Programme designed to improve understanding of demographic and social development and of the factors that influence these developments. This article describes how the theoretical perspectives applied in the survey, the survey design and the questionnaire are(More)
OBJECTIVE We perform an in-depth analysis of all death certificates collected in France and Italy with an entry of Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), or another dementia. METHOD Data are for 2008. We measure how frequently these conditions are the underlying cause of death. We then examine what other causes are reported on the(More)
According to the theory of the epidemiological transition (Omran 1971), the second phase of the transition (“the age of receding pandemics”) is characterized by a reduction in the mortality related to infectious diseases that are progressively replaced by chronic diseases as primary cause of death. France and Italy, the two countries we are interested in,(More)
We investigate the reporting of obesity on death certificates in three countries (France, Italy, and the United States) with different levels of prevalence, and we examine which causes are frequently associated with obesity. We use cause-of-death data for all deaths at ages 50–89 in 2010–2011. Since obesity may not be the underlying cause (UC) of death, we(More)
Several studies have documented that ex-prisoners are at higher risk of death than the general population but only one study, concerning one single prison, has examined the French case. This study relies on a nationally representative sample of all inmates released from French prisons between June and December 2002. A linkage between two administrative(More)
To assess more accurately the contribution of infectious diseases (IDs) to mortality at age 65+. We use cause-of-death data for France and Italy in 2009. In addition to chapter I of the 10th International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), our list of IDs includes numerous diseases classified in other chapters. We compute mortality rates considering all(More)
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