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  1. Total and occupationally active life expectancies in relation to social class and marital status in men classified as healthy at 20 in Finland.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To study differences in total life expectancy and in occupationally active life expectancy in relation to social class and marital status in men classified as healthy as young adults.


    Historical cohort study.




    Altogether 1662 men classified as completely healthy at the time of induction to military service (mean birth year 1923), who had been selected as referents for a study of former athletes.

    Mean follow up time was 46 years.


    Vital status was determined by follow up through local parish data up to 1990.

    Mortality data were obtained from the Cause of Death bureau of the Central Statistical Office of Finland.

    Occurrence ofwork disability was assessed from nationwide disability pension register data.

    Mean total life expectancy and mean occupationally active life expectancy (end points disability pension or death before age 65 years) were estimated.

    Social class was based on the major lifetime occupation, while marital status was classified as « never married » or « ever married » at the end of follow up.

    Main results

    Mean total life expectancy was highest among executives and managers (73.2 (95% confidence interval (CI) : 70.3,76.1) years), next highest in clerical (white collar) workers (72.0 (70.0,74.1) years), and lowest in unskilled blue collar workers (63.65 (61.1,66.2) years).

    Skilled workers and farmers were intermediate. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Catégorie socioprofessionnelle, Statut conjugal, Epidémiologie, Adulte jeune, Homme, Finlande, Europe, Etude cohorte, Espérance vie, Espérance vie sans incapacité

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Socioeconomic category, Marital status, Epidemiology, Young adult, Human, Finland, Europe, Cohort study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0132134

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/05/1997.