Sökning: "Mortality trends"
Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 161 avhandlingar innehållade orden Mortality trends.
1. Capturing health in the elderly population : Complex health problems, mortality, and allocation of home-help services
Sammanfattning : This thesis investigates health trends among very old people and the allocation of public home-help services. A further aim is to examine methodological issues in mortality analysis. LÄS MER
2. Trends in Prostate Cancer Mortality
Sammanfattning : In the early 20th century, cancer of the prostate was considered a rare and deadly disease with little to no possibility of cure. Since then, prostate cancer management has improved substantially with earlier detection, hormonal therapy, surgery and radiotherapy of the prostate. LÄS MER
3. Mortality in Oxygen-Dependent Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Possibilities for Pharmacological Interventions
Sammanfattning : Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major and rising cause of mortality worldwide, especially in women. Patients with chronic hypoxia owing to COPD are treated with long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) but have high morbidity and mortality. LÄS MER
4. Air pollution and health – Indicators, trends and impacts
Sammanfattning : This thesis focuses on some of the limitations and difficulties that exist when it comes to quantifying the human health effects that arise as a result of air pollution exposure. The following four issues are particularly analysed and discussed: 1) The measurement techniques used for carbonaceous particles and their lack of consistency; 2) Do the health risks associated with exposure to PM10 depend on the content of elemental carbon in the aerosol?; 3) Trends in air pollutants and the health effects that arise as a result of changed exposure to the measured pollutants; 4) The associations between the measured concentrations of different air pollutants in Stockholm and the daily number deaths; 5) Air quality indicators and health outcomes as basis for an air quality health index (AQHI). LÄS MER
5. Economic development and injury mortality : Studies in global trends from a health transition perspective
Sammanfattning : Globally, injury is a major public health problem. The extent of the problem varies considerably by demographic subgroups, regions and national income. LÄS MER