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Mortality by education in German speaking Switzerland, 1990-1997: results from the Swiss National Cohort.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of epidemiology
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
3
Pages
346–354
Identifiers
PMID: 12777418
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Despite a comparatively low overall mortality, Swiss men in the 1990s show larger relative gradients in mortality by education than men in other European countries in the 1980s, with the possible exception of younger men in Italy. In Switzerland there is a sizeable potential for further increasing overall life expectancy by reducing the mortality of those with a lower educational level. The results presented contribute to a reliable assessment of socioeconomic mortality differentials in Europe.

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