The conception of new, avoidable'life style diseases in affluent Westem societies is largely based upon observations in groups of middle-aged urban males with mortality as the major end-point.
This applies to cancer too, and studies of morbidity, where cancer is put within the overall disease spectrum, are called for as a necessary intermediary stage for hypothesis generation and initiation of evaluative and interventive epidemiological prcjects in the community.
Here also the conditions and circumstances that determine health and well being, that is, salutogenetic factors, come increasingly into focus.
We made a comparative analysis of the total hospitalization for somatic diseases during 1986-1987 at the Linköping University Hospital in the county of Ostergötland, Sweden and the both complementary and commensurable Heraklion University Hospital on Crete.
They are representative of their respective European situations, and are the only somatic hospitals in their regions.
Large differences were found with lower morbidity in the more'Arcadian'rural settings.
The results provide valuable data on traits and patterns between earlier surveys such as the Seven Countries study and today.
We have earlier reported on the findings from the female group of the two populations, and here wish to concentrate on the males.
In particular cancer is compared with the both prominent and'archetypical'forms of male ill-health that are comprised by cardiovascular diseases and accidents. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Hémopathie maligne, Morbidité, Epidémiologie, Hôpital, Statistique, Suède, Europe, Crête, Zone rurale, Zone urbaine, Mâle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Malignant hemopathy, Morbidity, Epidemiology, Hospital, Statistics, Sweden, Europe, Crest, Rural area, Urban area, Male, Human
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Cote : 97-0402085
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 19/12/1997.