S. G. Antonsen

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Population-based prescription databases in Nordic countries have become a mainstay of epidemiologic research. Denmark has both national and regional population-based prescription databases. Aarhus University Prescription Database collects data on reimbursed medications dispensed at all community pharmacies of the North Denmark Region and the Central Denmark(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare international trends in pre-eclampsia rates and in overall pregnancy hypertension rates (including gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia). DESIGN Population data (from birth and/or hospital records) on all women giving birth were available from Australia (two states), Canada (Alberta),(More)
BACKGROUND As the population ages, an increasing number of acute medical patients will be older and have comorbidities that may interact with their primary admission condition and worsen their prognosis. OBJECTIVES To examine whether 6-month mortality following acute medical admission was associated with gender, age, or comorbidity. METHODS We used the(More)
Importance Nationwide cohorts provide sufficient statistical power for examining premature, cause-specific mortality in patients recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric services. Objective To investigate premature mortality in a nationwide cohort of patients recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric treatment at ages 15 to 44 years. Design,(More)
Importance Self-directed and interpersonal violence share some common risk factors such as a parental history of mental illness. However, relationships between the full spectrum of parental psychiatric disease and these 2 related outcomes are unclear. Objective To examine associations between the full spectrum of parental psychiatric disease and risks of(More)
BACKGROUND Immigrant populations in Western European countries have grown in their size and diversity, but little is known about risks of self-directed and externalised violence among second-generation immigrants. AIMS To compare risks for attempted suicides and violent offending among second-generation immigrants to Denmark according to parental region(More)
BACKGROUND Psychiatric illness, substance misuse, suicidality, criminality and premature death represent major public health challenges that afflict a sizeable proportion of young people. However, studies of multiple adverse outcomes in the same cohort at risk are rare. In a national Danish cohort we estimated sex- and age-specific incidence rates and(More)
BACKGROUND Although asthma has recently been established as a risk factor for pneumococcal disease (PD), few studies have specifically evaluated this association in children. METHODS We conducted a nation-wide population-based cohort study of the effect of asthma on childhood PD among all singleton live births in Denmark from 1994 to 2007, before the(More)
BACKGROUND Immigrant populations in western societies have grown in their size and diversity yet evidence is incomplete for their risks of suicidality and criminal violence. We examined these correlated harmful behaviours in a national cohort. AIMS (i) Compare absolute risk between first and second generation immigrants, foreign-born adoptees and native(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgery is the only potentially curable treatment for colorectal cancer (CRC), but it is hampered by high mortality. Human serum albumin (HSA) below 35 g/L is associated with poor overall prognosis in patients with CRC, but evidence regarding the impact on postoperative mortality is sparse. METHODS We performed a population-based cohort study(More)