Laura Kestilä

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BACKGROUND The sex-specific role of stressful or traumatic childhood experiences and adverse circumstances in developing adulthood mental disorders is complex and still in need of comprehensive research. METHODS Within the Health 2000 project in Finland, a representative sample of 4,076 subjects aged 30-64 years were investigated to examine associations(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of mental disorders may be particularly detrimental in early adulthood, and information on mental disorders and their correlates in this age group is important. METHOD A questionnaire focusing on mental health was sent to a nationally representative two-stage cluster sample of 1863 Finns aged 19 to 34 years. Based on a mental health(More)
BACKGROUND The life course approach emphasises the contribution of circumstances in childhood and youth to adult health inequalities. However, there is still a lot to know of the contribution of living conditions in childhood and youth to adult health inequalities and how later environmental and behavioural factors are connected with the effects of earlier(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore long-term predictors of leisure time physical activity in the general population. METHODS This study comprised 718 men and women who participated in the national Mini-Finland Health Survey from 1978-1980 and were re-examined in 2001. Participants were aged 30-80 at baseline. Measurements included interviews,(More)
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