Background The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term effects of one general health screening on mortality.
Method After stratification and randomization of a population of 450 000 inhabitants, two groups were formed, an intervention group of 3064 people and a control group of 29 122 people.
From the National Cause of Death Register, data were collected as regards death and causes of deaths for 1970-1990.
Results Multivariate analysis was used to correct for known confounders.
We then found no differences between the groups regarding deaths from all causes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer or accidents and poisoning.
Conclusions One general health screening seems to have little, if any value in preventing fatal diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Long terme, Dépistage, Santé, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Homme, Suède, Europe, Etude en condition contrôlée, Randomisation, Prévention, Santé physique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Long term, Medical screening, Health, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Human, Sweden, Europe, Controlled environment study, Randomization, Prevention
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Cote : 98-0251661
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 11/09/1998.