Mortality in parents following the death of a child: a nationwide follow-up study from Sweden.

@article{Rostila2012MortalityIP,
  title={Mortality in parents following the death of a child: a nationwide follow-up study from Sweden.},
  author={Mikael Rostila and Jan Saarela and Ichiro Kawachi},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 10},
  pages={927-33}
}
BACKGROUND The death of a young child is so devastating that it can increase the risk of mortality in the grieving parent. Little is known about the impact of an adult child's death on the health of parents. METHODS The authors conducted a follow-up study between 1980 and 2002 based on a linked-registers database that contains the total Swedish population. The authors examined mortality from all causes, natural causes and unnatural causes among parents following the death of children aged 10… CONTINUE READING

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