Disentangling contextual effects on cause-specific mortality in a longitudinal 23-year follow-up study: impact of population density or socioeconomic environment?

@article{Chaix2006DisentanglingCE,
  title={Disentangling contextual effects on cause-specific mortality in a longitudinal 23-year follow-up study: impact of population density or socioeconomic environment?},
  author={Basile Chaix and Maria Rosvall and John W Lynch and Juan Merlo},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={633-43}
}
BACKGROUND Various studies have investigated urban/rural differences in cause-specific mortality. A separate body of literature has analysed effects of socioeconomic environment on mortality. Almost no studies have attempted to disentangle effects of population density and socioeconomic environment on mortality, beyond the effects of individual characteristics. METHODS Considering all individuals living in the region of Scania, Sweden, from 1970-93, we performed 10 year mortality follow-ups… CONTINUE READING

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