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The Swedish cause of death register
Karolinska Inst, Inst Environm Med, Unit Epidemiol, POB 210, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden..
Karolinska Inst, Inst Environm Med, Unit Epidemiol, POB 210, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden..
Natl Board Hlth & Welf, Stockholm, Sweden..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Social Medicine.
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2017 (English)In: European Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN 0393-2990, E-ISSN 1573-7284, Vol. 32, no 9, p. 765-773Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden has a long tradition of recording cause of death data. The Swedish cause of death register is a high quality virtually complete register of all deaths in Sweden since 1952. Although originally created for official statistics, it is a highly important data source for medical research since it can be linked to many other national registers, which contain data on social and health factors in the Swedish population. For the appropriate use of this register, it is fundamental to understand its origins and composition. In this paper we describe the origins and composition of the Swedish cause of death register, set out the key strengths and weaknesses of the register, and present the main causes of death across age groups and over time in Sweden. This paper provides a guide and reference to individuals and organisations interested in data from the Swedish cause of death register.

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SPRINGER , 2017. Vol. 32, no 9, p. 765-773
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Cause of death, Death certificates, Mortality, Epidemiology, Register, Sweden
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-340965DOI: 10.1007/s10654-017-0316-1ISI: 000414156900004PubMedID: 28983736OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-340965DiVA: diva2:1180557
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2015-01228
Available from: 2018-02-06 Created: 2018-02-06 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved

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