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We only die once... but from how many causes?

Désesquelles, A and Gamboni, A and Demuru, E and Barbieri, M and Denissov, G and Egidi, V and Frova, L and Pappagallo, M and Goldberger, N and Grundy, E and Marshall, C and Meslé, F and Pechholdova, M and Sakkeus, L (2016) 'We only die once... but from how many causes?' Population and Societies, 534 (1). 1 - 4. ISSN 0184-7783

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Abstract

Analysing causes of death provides a betterunderstanding of long-term mortality trends. InFrance, the death certificates completed by physiciansgenerally mention several causes of death (2.4 onaverage in 2011). As a general rule, just one of them,the so-called underlying cause, is taken into account.As a result, the contribution of certain diseases-endocrine diseases for example-to mortality isseverely underestimated. In a context of rising lifeexpectancy where people increasingly die not from asingle cause of death but from several, it is importantto also take these contributing causes into account.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 11:23
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 11:23
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21005

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