Is there a 'Scottish effect' for mortality? Prospective observational study of census linkage studies.

@article{Popham2011IsTA,
  title={Is there a 'Scottish effect' for mortality? Prospective observational study of census linkage studies.},
  author={Frank Popham and Paul J. Boyle},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={453-8}
}
BACKGROUND Scotland's mortality rate is higher than England and Wales' and this difference cannot be explained by differences in area-level socio-economic deprivation. However, studies of this 'Scottish effect' have not adjusted for individual-level measures of socio-economic position nor accounted for country of birth; important as Scottish born living in England and Wales also have high mortality risk. METHODS Data sets (1991-2001 and 2001-2007) were obtained from the Scottish Longitudinal… CONTINUE READING

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