The use of analgesics and hypnotics in relation to self-rated health and disability pension--a prospective study of middle-aged men.

@article{Mnsson2001TheUO,
  title={The use of analgesics and hypnotics in relation to self-rated health and disability pension--a prospective study of middle-aged men.},
  author={Nicolina M{\aa}nsson and Juan Merlo and Per Olof Ostergren},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={133-9}
}
AIMS This cohort study on urban middle-aged men investigates the association between the use of analgesics and hypnotics, self-rated health (SRH) and disability pension. METHODS Five birth-year cohorts of middle-aged, urban, Swedish men were invited to a screening programme and were followed for approximately 11 years. RESULTS Out of all the subjects (n = 5798), 12.4% received a disability pension during follow-up, 27.0% rated their health as less than perfect, 10.6% used analgesics and 2.9… CONTINUE READING