Who tend not to complete vaccination schedule for children? Our new paper on the Journal press release

Who tend not to complete vaccination schedule for children?

Our new paper on Elsevier press release: http://kaizo.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/FED8C3015AF03F3F2540EF23F30FEDE

The Journal: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743514001844

New paper: Rising inequality in mortality among working-age Swedes

Our new paper was published from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
The paper is Open Access: http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2014/08/20/jech-2013-203619.full

In the past two decades, health inequality has persisted or increased in states with comprehensive welfare.

We conducted a national registry-based repeated cohort study with a 3-year follow-up between 1990 and 2007 in Sweden.

Information on all-cause mortality in all working-age Swedish men and women aged between 30 and 64 years was collected.

Among men, age-standardised mortality rate decreased by 38.3% from 234.9 to 145 (per 100 000 population) over the whole period in the highest income quintile, whereas the reduction was only 18.3% (from 774.5 to 632.5) in the lowest quintile.

Among women, mortality decreased by 40% (from 187.4 to 112.5) in the highest income group, but increased by 12.1% (from 280.2 to 314.2) in the poorest income group.

The differences in age-standardised mortality between the highest and the lowest income quintiles decreased among men by 18.85 annually between 1990 and 1994 (p trend=0.02), whereas it increased later, with a 2.88 point increase per year (p trend <0.0001).

Among women, it continuously increased by 9.26/year (p trend <0.0001). In relative terms, age-adjusted mortality rate ratios showed a continuous increase in both genders.

Income-based inequalities among working-age male and female Swedes have increased since the late 1990s, whereas in absolute terms the increase was less remarkable among men. Structural and behavioural factors explaining this trend, such as the worst-ever economic recession in the early 1990s, should be studied further.