Diagnosis-specific sickness absence and all-cause mortality in the GAZEL study.

  title={Diagnosis-specific sickness absence and all-cause mortality in the GAZEL study.},
  author={Jane E. Ferrie and Jussi Vahtera and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and Hugo Westerlund and Maria Melchior and Kristina Alexanderson and Jenny J Head and Anne Chevalier and Annette Leclerc and Marie Zins and Marcel Goldberg and Archana Singh-Manoux},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={63 1},
BACKGROUND This study aims to examine diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a risk marker for all-cause mortality. METHODS Prospective occupational cohort (the GAZEL study). Medically certified sickness absence spells >7 days for 15 diagnostic categories, 1990-1992, were examined in relation to all-cause mortality, January 1993-February 2007. The reference group for each diagnostic category was participants with no spell >7 days for that diagnosis. The participants were French public utility… CONTINUE READING


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