Analysis of mortality follow-up of 1900-1919 birth cohort of Eastern and Western Finland: Competing risks approach

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Title: Analysis of mortality follow-up of 1900-1919 birth cohort of Eastern and Western Finland: Competing risks approach
Author: Luukkainen, Pekka
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Date: 2003-03-31
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/11191
Thesis level: Licentiate thesis
Abstract: Cardiovascular diseases became the leading public health problem in the developed countries in the late 1940s. Finland has obtained questionable fame for having even the highest coronary heart disease mortality in the world. Previous studies have shown that there are clear regional differencies in mortality due to cardiovascular diseases, especially eastern Finland has suffered from exeptionally high cardiovascular disease mortality. Elevated blood pressure, high total cholesterol, obesity and smoking are suggested to be the main risk factors for the cardiovascular diseases. These factors could be easily affected by making changes in the way of life and dietary habits. In this thesis, we studied two cohorts consisting men born between 1900-1919 from east and west Finland. Cohorts have been examined since year 195$ The aim was to clarify the differensies in the mortality between the cohorts and in the risk factor levels by using competing risks. Data was analysed with Cox's proportional hazards model. During the follow-up study, differensies between the cohorts in mortality due to cardiovascular diseases diminished. According to this study the main risk factors for aging population are high total cholesterol and smoking.
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Subject: survival analysis
cardiovascular diseases
competing risks model


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