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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: How have trends in lifespan variation changed since 1950? A comparative study of 17 Western European countries
Author(s): Seaman, Rosie
Leyland, Alastair H
Popham, Frank
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Keywords: cause of death
life expectancy
northern ireland
death, premature
life span
western europe
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Date Deposited: 21-Sep-2020
Citation: Seaman R, Leyland AH & Popham F (2016) How have trends in lifespan variation changed since 1950? A comparative study of 17 Western European countries. The European Journal of Public Health, 26 (2), pp. 360-362.
Abstract: Lifespan variation adds to life expectancy by measuring the inequality surrounding age of death that a population faces. Countries that tackle premature mortality generally have decreasing lifespan variation but this is the first study to compare and statistically assess when and to what extent trends in lifespan variation have changed across Western Europe. Lifespan variation was measured using e† and joinpoint regression analysed the timing and rate of change. Trends have been mostly downward with the recent exception of men in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Finland where trends have flattened or show slight increases. Future research aimed at identifying the ages and causes of death, driving trends in these countries, is key to preventing increasing inequalities.
DOI Link: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv185
Rights: The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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