Stability and change in structural social relations as predictor of mortality among elderly women and men

@article{Lund2000StabilityAC,
  title={Stability and change in structural social relations as predictor of mortality among elderly women and men},
  author={Rikke Lund and Jens Modvig and Pernille Due and Bj\orn Evald Holstein},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={16},
  pages={1087-1097}
}
In a follow-up study of 70–95years old women and men (n = 911) we studied the association between change and stability in three structural aspects of social relations (contact frequency, contact diversity, cohabitation status) from 1986–1990 and mortality after the next four years in 1994. Women aged 70–74years who developed low contact frequency or developed small contact diversity showed significantly higher mortality, adjusted ORfreq: 3.78 (1.08–13.20), adjusted ORdiv: 3.79 (1.24–11.58… CONTINUE READING