Mette Bjerrum Koch

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this paper is to estimate the impact of smoking and alcohol use on the increase in social inequality in mortality in Denmark in the period 1985-2009. DESIGN A nationwide register-based study. SETTING Denmark. PARTICIPANTS The whole Danish population aged 30 years or more in the period 1985-2009. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME(More)
AIMS Mortality from ischaemic heart disease (IHD) including acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Denmark peaked around 1977, after which a marked decline has occurred as a result of decreasing incidence and increasing effect of treatment. IHD is a chronic, relapsing condition, and the effect of these changes on the prevalence of IHD is not known. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The Copenhagen Outpatient ProgrammE - implantable cardioverter defibrillator (COPE-ICD) trial included patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators in a randomized controlled trial of rehabilitation. After 6-12 months significant differences were found in favour of the rehabilitation group for exercise capacity, general and mental health.(More)
BACKGROUND Social inequality is present in the morbidity as well as the mortality of cardiovascular diseases. This paper aims to quantify and compare the level of educational inequality across different cardiovascular diagnoses. DESIGN Register based study. METHODS Comparison of the extent of inequality across different cardiovascular diagnoses requires(More)
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