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Trends in mortality in Britain: 1920-1986.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1888128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Britain continuing declines in infant mortality have ensured that life expectancy at birth has consistently improved during this century. Life expectancy in middle ages showed small declines between 1921 and 1940, probably due to real increases in coronary heart disease and cancer mortality which were not counterbalanced by falls in infectious disease mortality of sufficient magnitude. The persistence of social class differentials during this period and the role of diet are discussed. It is suggested that the reversal in the trend in overall mortality seen earlier this century in Britain has implications for recent mortality trends in Eastern Europe.
G D Smith; M G Marmot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of nutrition & metabolism     Volume:  35 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0250-6807     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Nutr. Metab.     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-10     Completed Date:  1991-10-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8105511     Medline TA:  Ann Nutr Metab     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Great Britain
Heart Diseases / mortality
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Life Expectancy*
Mortality / trends*
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*

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