Birth order and mortality: a life-long follow-up of 14,200 boys and girls born in early 20th century Sweden.

@article{Modin2002BirthOA,
  title={Birth order and mortality: a life-long follow-up of 14,200 boys and girls born in early 20th century Sweden.},
  author={Bitte Modin},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={54 7},
  pages={1051-64}
}
The present study examines the sex-specific patterns of mortality by birth order in four stages of the life-course, using Poisson and logistic regression analysis. The main question posed is whether there is any continuing social effect of birth order when (a) biological factors at birth, (b) other social factors at birth and (c) socio-economic circumstances in adulthood are adjusted for. The analyses are based on the Uppsala Birth Cohort Study consisting of all 14,192 boys and girls who were… CONTINUE READING
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