Cultural and economic determinants of geographical mortality patterns in The Netherlands.

@article{Mackenbach1991CulturalAE,
  title={Cultural and economic determinants of geographical mortality patterns in The Netherlands.},
  author={Johan Pieter Mackenbach and Anton Eduard Kunst and Caspar W. N. Looman},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1991},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={
          231-7
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE The geographical pattern of mortality in The Netherlands is dominated by an area of relatively high mortality in the southern part of the country. The aim was to analyse the background of this geographical mortality pattern in the early 1980s, and its evolution over time since the early 1950s. DESIGN Mortality data by district (n = 39), cause of death (13 large causes, "symptoms and ill defined conditions", all other causes), and time period (1950-54, 1960-64, 1970-74, 1980-84… CONTINUE READING

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