Risto Sippola

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OBJECTIVE The U-shaped association of self-reported sleep duration with all-cause mortality is generally accepted. Findings on cardiovascular (CVD) mortality and morbidity are inconsistent. We aimed to further clarify the associations of the self-reported sleep duration with CVD mortality and morbidity. METHODS In two population based surveys in 1972 and(More)
BACKGROUND Low socioeconomic position is widely reported to associate with high body mass index (BMI). We, however, lack scientific evidence if health behaviours mediate the association between socioeconomic position and BMI. PURPOSE The aims of the study were to explore associations of education and income with BMI and to study the mediating pathways(More)
Although educational differences in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) exist across Europe, the independent effect of educational level on leisure-time physical activity has rarely been explored. This study examines the relative contribution of occupational class, employment status, and educational level to LTPA across 12 European countries. The data(More)
BACKGROUND The socioeconomic gradient in obesity and overweight is amply documented. However, the contribution of different socioeconomic indicators on trends of body mass index (BMI) over time is less well known. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of education and income with (BMI) from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. METHODS(More)
Self-rated health is a strong predictor of mortality, morbidity, future functional capacity and the quality of life. Measures of self-rated health have been collected fairly regularly since the 1980s, but few of them focus on self-rated health among the elderly war veterans. The aim of this study was to examine changes in self-rated health among Finnish war(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse how psychosocial determinants of lifestyle changes targeted in the Greater Green Triangle Diabetes Prevention Project conducted in Southeast Australia in 2004-2006 predict changes in dietary behaviour and clinical risk factors. METHODS A longitudinal pre-test and post-test study design was used. The group program was completed by 237(More)
BACKGROUND Several lines of evidence have linked cholesterol to dementia. OBJECTIVE To investigate lipid-lowering drug use and dementia development in a Finnish population. METHODS FINRISK is a large population-based survey of cardiovascular risk factors carried out since 1972 every 5 years using independent, random and representative population samples(More)
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