Winter mortality in elderly people in Britain: Lack of social gradient in winter excess mortality is obvious in DenmarkBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7472.976-b (Published 21 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:976
- Roland Rau (email@example.com), PhD student1
- 1 Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, 18057 Rostock, Germany
EDITOR—Despite smaller fluctuations in seasonal mortality in general,1 2 we obtained similar results for our analysis of excess winter mortality in Denmark to those that Wilkinson et al found for Britain3: an increase of seasonality with age, higher excess winter mortality for women—especially for respiratory diseases—and a lack of a social gradient related to mortality in …
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