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BACKGROUND It is not clear if the downward trend in cardiovascular disease (CVD) observed for ages up to 85 years can be extended to the oldest old, those 85 years and above. METHODS AND FINDINGS This nationwide cohort study presents age specific trends of CVD as well as for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke separately for the period 1994 to 2010 for(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether the first admission to hospital after the age of 60 has been postponed to higher ages for men and women in Sweden, in line with the shift in mortality. DESIGN This nationwide observational study was based on data obtained from national registries in Sweden. The study cohort was created by linking the Register of the Total(More)
that could arise from the indexing process is incorrect citation of origin for the authors. By using the author addresses listed in the bylines of research articles, one can only identify countries and organizations where the authors were employed when the research was done or where the article was written, or both. Whereas our bibliometric analysis results(More)
BACKGROUND Life expectancy and time to first hospitalization have been prolonged, indicating that people live longer without needing hospital care. Life expectancy increased partially due to improved survival from severe diseases, which, however, could lead to a more fragile population. If so, time to a subsequent hospitalization could decrease.(More)
This open-access work is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License 2.0 Germany, which permits use, reproduction & distribution in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author(s) and source are given credit. 1 Introduction 42 2 Fertility, couples, and economic uncertainty: Literature review 44(More)
BACKGROUND Socio-demographic factors and area of residence might influence the development of esophageal and gastric cancer. Large-scale population-based research can determine the role of such factors. METHODS This population-based cohort study included all Swedish residents aged 30-84 years in 1990-2007. Educational level, marital status, place of(More)
BACKGROUND In the beginning of the 1970s, Sweden was the country where both women and men enjoyed the world's longest life expectancy. While life expectancy continues to be high and increasing, Sweden has been losing ground in relation to other leading countries. METHODS We look at life expectancy over the years 1970-2008 for men and women. To assess the(More)
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