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The compression of morbidity debate in aging: an empirical test using the gerontological and geriatric population studies in Göteborg, Sweden (H70).
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PMID:  14511847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The H70 longitudinal study of aging, Göteborg, Sweden is used to empirically test the compression of morbidity theory advanced by. We reconceptualize compression as postponement of morbidity in the sense of decreasing amounts of illness for increasingly long life spans. Operationally, morbidity is defined as the average number of hospital days in the last year of life. The date of death and the date of 1-year prior to death define the risk period. The linear regression model with age at death, age at death squared, year of birth, and sex are statistically significant with the oldest having the fewest hospital days. The findings offer partial support for the compression of morbidity theory.
Richard M Hessler; Bo G Eriksson; Debashish Dey; Gunilla Steen; Valter Sundh; Bertil Steen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0167-4943     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:    2003 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-26     Completed Date:  2004-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sociology Department, University of Missouri-Columbia, 303A Middlebush Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data*
Life Expectancy*
Linear Models
Longitudinal Studies
Morbidity / trends*
Survival Analysis

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