Age and sex differentials in mortality during two nineteenth century population crises.

@article{Pitkanen1993AgeAS,
  title={Age and sex differentials in mortality during two nineteenth century population crises.},
  author={K J Pitkanen and James H. Mielke},
  journal={European journal of population = Revue europeenne de demographie},
  year={1993},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={1-32}
}
"The exceptionally detailed Finnish materials are used to examine age- and sex-specific mortality in different regions during the country's last famine, the Great Famine of the 1860s. This is compared with another mortality crisis, the 1808-09 War. The results show that in cases when multiple infectious diseases were responsible for elevated mortality, the increases for different age categories were, by and large, proportional to the levels prevailing during normal times. However, excess… CONTINUE READING

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