Sex differences in sickness absence and the morbidity-mortality paradox: a longitudinal study using Swedish administrative registers

@article{Avdic2019SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in sickness absence and the morbidity-mortality paradox: a longitudinal study using Swedish administrative registers},
  author={Daniel Avdic and Pathric H{\"a}gglund and B. Lindahl and P. Johansson},
  journal={BMJ Open},
  year={2019},
  volume={9}
}
Objective To analyse whether gender-specific health behaviour can be an explanation for why women outlive men, while having worse morbidity outcomes, known as the morbidity-mortality or gender paradox. Setting The working population in Sweden. Participants Thirty per cent random sample of Swedish women and men aged 40–59 with a hospital admission in the 1993–2004 period were included. The sample for analysis consists of 233 274 individuals (115 430 men and 117 844 women) and in total 1 867 013… Expand

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