Mikko Laaksonen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Twenty-five year trends in body mass index by education and income in Finland
    Ritva Prättälä
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:936. 2012
  2. doi request reprint The durations of past sickness absences predict future absence episodes
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 55:87-92. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The effect of occupational and workplace gender composition on sickness absence
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 54:224-30. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Working conditions and psychotropic medication: a prospective cohort study
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P O Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:663-70. 2012
  5. pmc Smoking in context - a multilevel approach to smoking among females in Helsinki
    Sakari Karvonen
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 8:134. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Home ownership and mortality: a register-based follow-up study of 300,000 Finns
    M Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:293-7. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Explanations for gender differences in sickness absence: evidence from middle-aged municipal employees from Finland
    M Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:325-30. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Health behaviours as explanations for educational level differences in cardiovascular and all-cause mortality: a follow-up of 60 000 men and women over 23 years
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 18:38-43. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of childhood circumstances, adult socioeconomic status, and material circumstances on physical and mental functioning: a structural equation modelling approach
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Epidemiol 17:431-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Register-based study among employees showed small nonparticipation bias in health surveys and check-ups
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:900-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. pmc Twenty-five year trends in body mass index by education and income in Finland
    Ritva Prättälä
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:936. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of education and income with (BMI) from the late 1970s to the early 2000s...
  2. doi request reprint The durations of past sickness absences predict future absence episodes
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 55:87-92. 2013
    ..To determine whether preceding absence episodes increase the risk of future sickness absence, we examined recurrence of short (1 to 3 days), intermediate (4 to 14 days), and long (>2 weeks) sickness-absence episodes...
  3. doi request reprint The effect of occupational and workplace gender composition on sickness absence
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 54:224-30. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Working conditions and psychotropic medication: a prospective cohort study
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P O Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:663-70. 2012
    ..To examine whether work arrangements, physical working conditions and psychosocial working conditions are associated with subsequent mental health problems, measured by prescribed psychotropic drugs...
  5. pmc Smoking in context - a multilevel approach to smoking among females in Helsinki
    Sakari Karvonen
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 8:134. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Home ownership and mortality: a register-based follow-up study of 300,000 Finns
    M Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:293-7. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Explanations for gender differences in sickness absence: evidence from middle-aged municipal employees from Finland
    M Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:325-30. 2008
    ..To examine gender differences in sickness absence spells of various lengths and to explain these differences by health status, working conditions and family-related factors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Health behaviours as explanations for educational level differences in cardiovascular and all-cause mortality: a follow-up of 60 000 men and women over 23 years
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 18:38-43. 2008
    ..We examined the extent to which seven health behaviours covering dietary habits, smoking and physical activity, can account for relative differences in cardiovascular and all-cause mortality by educational level...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of childhood circumstances, adult socioeconomic status, and material circumstances on physical and mental functioning: a structural equation modelling approach
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Epidemiol 17:431-9. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the importance of childhood circumstances, adult socioeconomic status, and material circumstances to physical and mental functioning among middle-aged women and men...
  10. ncbi request reprint Register-based study among employees showed small nonparticipation bias in health surveys and check-ups
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:900-6. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint Housing wealth and mortality: A register linkage study of the Finnish population
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 69:754-60. 2009
    ..Measures of housing wealth may therefore provide useful social classifications for studies on poor health and mortality especially in older age groups where most deaths occur...
  12. ncbi request reprint Explaining occupational class differences in sickness absence: results from middle-aged municipal employees
    M Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P O Box 41, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:802-7. 2010
    ..We aimed to examine whether working conditions, health-related behaviours and family-related factors explain occupational class differences in medically certified sickness absence...
  13. doi request reprint Different domains of health functioning as predictors of sickness absence--a prospective cohort study
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:213-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine different domains of health functioning as predictors of sickness absence...
  14. ncbi request reprint Health-related behaviours and sickness absence from work
    M Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 66:840-7. 2009
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in sickness absence--the contribution of occupation and workplace
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, Helsinki, FIN 00014, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:394-403. 2010
    ..Furthermore, we examined whether the contribution of occupation is related to different distributions of female and male jobs across the social class hierarchy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Work arrangements, physical working conditions, and psychosocial working conditions as risk factors for sickness absence: Bayesian analysis of prospective data
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Epidemiol 20:332-8. 2010
    ..To determine which work arrangements, physical working conditions, and psychosocial working conditions are important risk factors for sickness absence...
  17. ncbi request reprint Relative weight and sickness absence
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, University of Helsinki, Helsinki FIN 00014, Finland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:465-72. 2007
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Smoking and SF-36 health functioning
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, P O Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Prev Med 42:206-9. 2006
    ..To examine the association between smoking and general health as measured by the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaire...
  19. ncbi request reprint Associations among health-related behaviours: sociodemographic variation in Finland
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Health Promotion Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsiniki
    Soz Praventivmed 47:225-32. 2002
    ..The study examines sociodemographic variation in associations and co-occurrence of health behaviours that contribute to multifactorial chronic diseases...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic determinants of multiple unhealthy behaviours
    Mikko Laaksonen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Promotion Research Unit, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 31:37-43. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to examine sociodemographic determinants of multiple unhealthy behaviours, with special reference to independent and combined effects of the determinants...
  21. pmc Income and health behaviours. Evidence from monitoring surveys among Finnish adults
    M Laaksonen
    University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:711-7. 2003
    ..To examine the associations of individual and household income with various health behaviours, before and after adjusting for educational attainment and occupational social class...
  22. ncbi request reprint Multiple dimensions of socioeconomic position and obesity among employees: The Helsinki Health Study
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, P O Box 41, University of Helsinki, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Obes Res 12:1851-8. 2004
    ..To examine socioeconomic differences in obesity using several different socioeconomic indicators, ranging from childhood socioeconomic environment and adult socioeconomic status to material resources and economic satisfaction...
  23. pmc Influence of material and behavioural factors on occupational class differences in health
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:163-9. 2005
    ..To examine material and behavioural factors as explanations for occupational class differences in health, while taking into account the interrelations between these two groups of factors...
  24. pmc Socioeconomic position and self-rated health: the contribution of childhood socioeconomic circumstances, adult socioeconomic status, and material resources
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, P O Box 41, 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 95:1403-9. 2005
    ..We examined socioeconomic inequalities in self-rated health by analyzing indicators of childhood socioeconomic circumstances, adult socioeconomic position, and current material resources...
  25. ncbi request reprint Body weight and health status: importance of socioeconomic position and working conditions
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Obes Res 13:2169-77. 2005
    ..To examine the association between relative body weight and health status and the potential modifying effects of socioeconomic position and working conditions on this association...
  26. ncbi request reprint Associations of psychosocial working conditions with self-rated general health and mental health among municipal employees
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:205-12. 2006
    ..In addition, the effect of occupational class on these associations is examined...
  27. doi request reprint Past and present socioeconomic circumstances and psychotropic medication: a register-linkage study
    Elina Mauramo
    Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:1143-51. 2012
    ..This longitudinal study aimed to examine the associations of multiple domains of socioeconomic circumstances with subsequent prescribed psychotropic medication among Finnish public sector employees...
  28. doi request reprint Cohort profile: the Helsinki Health Study
    Eero Lahelma
    Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 42:722-30. 2013
    ..The cohort data are available for collaborative research at Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland...
  29. doi request reprint Working conditions and major weight gain-a prospective cohort study
    Eira Roos
    Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Environ Occup Health 68:166-72. 2013
    ..More attention should be devoted to the prevention of weight gain in general and among risk groups in particular...
  30. pmc Working conditions as risk factors for disability retirement: a longitudinal register linkage study
    Eero Lahelma
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:309. 2012
    ..We examined the contributions of work arrangements, physical working conditions and psychosocial working conditions to subsequent disability retirement...
  31. doi request reprint Pain and disability retirement: a prospective cohort study
    Peppiina Saastamoinen
    Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Pain 153:526-31. 2012
    ..Chronic pain contributes to disability retirement. Prevention and effective treatment of chronic pain may help prevent early retirement due to disability...
  32. doi request reprint Changes of occupational class differences in physical functioning: a panel study among employees (2000-2007)
    Olli Pietiläinen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:265-70. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine changes of occupational class differences in physical functioning and the factors that explain these changes...
  33. doi request reprint Relative weight and disability retirement: a prospective cohort study
    Eira Roos
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:259-67. 2013
    ....
  34. pmc Pain and health related functioning among employees
    Peppiina Saastamoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:793-8. 2006
    ..This study examined the effects of pain on employees' health related functioning by bodily locations of pain, number of painful locations, and whether pain was acute or chronic...
  35. doi request reprint Low back pain and neck pain as predictors of sickness absence among municipal employees
    Sanna Kääriä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 40:150-6. 2012
    ..To study whether having ever had local low back pain (LBP), sciatica, neck pain (NP), or some combination of LBP and NP, predicts sickness absence among municipal employees...
  36. ncbi request reprint Interrelationships between education, occupational class, income and sickness absence
    Kustaa Piha
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 20:276-80. 2010
    ..However, previous studies have not paid attention to mutual interrelationships between these socio-economic position measures and medically confirmed sickness absence...
  37. doi request reprint Psychosocial risk factors of pain among employees
    Peppiina Saastamoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P O Box 41, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Pain 13:102-8. 2009
    ..Future studies would benefit from a broad psychosocial framework. Investments to healthier psychosocial working environments are needed to tackle pain related problems among employees...
  38. ncbi request reprint Working conditions and health behaviours among employed women and men: the Helsinki Health Study
    Tea Lallukka
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Prev Med 38:48-56. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse whether unfavourable working conditions are associated with diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and smoking...
  39. doi request reprint The changing relationship between income and mortality in Finland, 1988-2007
    Lasse Tarkiainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, P O Box 18, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:21-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether the changing socio-demographic composition explains the increasing disparity in mortality by income and the stagnation of mortality in the lowest income group...
  40. doi request reprint Occupational class inequalities in health across employment sectors: the contribution of working conditions
    Eero Lahelma
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:185-90. 2009
    ..We examined variations in occupational class inequalities in health within four employment sectors and the contribution of working conditions to these inequalities...
  41. doi request reprint Socio-economic and occupational determinants of work injury absence
    Kustaa Piha
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 23:693-8. 2013
    ..The aim was to analyse socio-economic and occupational determinants of work injury absence and their contribution to overall socio-economic inequalities in all-cause sickness absence...
  42. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic differences in the prevalence of acute, chronic and disabling chronic pain among ageing employees
    Peppiina Saastamoinen
    Department of Public Health, 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pain 114:364-71. 2005
    ..Chronic pain was relatively common in this population, and those with older age, lower education and occupational class appear to be at excess risk for chronic pain, especially for disabling chronic pain...
  43. doi request reprint Occupational social class and disability retirement among municipal employees--the contribution of health behaviors and working conditions
    Taina Leinonen
    Department of Social Research, PO Box 18, 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:464-72. 2011
    ....
  44. pmc Job control, job demands, or social class? The impact of working conditions on the relation between social class and health
    Ossi Rahkonen
    Department of Public Health, Box 41, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:50-4. 2006
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Leisure-time physical activity and disability retirement: a prospective cohort study
    Jouni Lahti
    Dept of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Hjelt Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Phys Act Health 10:669-75. 2013
    ..To examine whether leisure-time physical activity is associated with all-cause disability retirement as well as disability retirement due to musculoskeletal and mental causes...
  46. doi request reprint Household economic resources, labour-market advantage and health problems - a study on causal relationships using prospective register data
    Akseli Aittomäki
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, P O Box 41, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 75:1303-10. 2012
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Social class differences in health behaviours among employees from Britain, Finland and Japan: the influence of psychosocial factors
    Eero Lahelma
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Health Place 16:61-70. 2010
    ..The studied psychosocial factors related to work, work-family interface and social relationships did not explain the found class differences in health behaviours...
  48. ncbi request reprint The impact of physical activity on physical health functioning--a prospective study among middle-aged employees
    Jouni Lahti
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Prev Med 50:246-50. 2010
    ..To examine whether physical activity contributes to physical health functioning five to seven years later among middle-aged employees...
  49. ncbi request reprint Multiple measures of socioeconomic circumstances and common mental disorders
    Eero Lahelma
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 63:1383-99. 2006
    ..While the associations of conventional socioeconomic status measures with common mental disorders were weak and inconsistent, our results highlight the importance of past and present economic difficulties to these disorders...
  50. doi request reprint Bidirectional associations between insomnia symptoms and unhealthy behaviours
    Peppi Haario
    Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Sleep Res 22:89-95. 2013
    ..In conclusion, insomnia symptoms were associated with subsequent heavy drinking and physical inactivity, and heavy and binge drinking were also associated with subsequent insomnia symptoms...
  51. doi request reprint Risk factors of sciatic pain: a prospective study among middle-aged employees
    Sanna Kääriä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Pain 15:584-90. 2011
    ..To study the effects of occupational class, physical and psychosocial working conditions, health behaviours, and pain in the low back and the neck on sciatic pain among middle-aged employees...
  52. doi request reprint Drinking habits and disability retirement
    Aino Salonsalmi
    Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 107:2128-36. 2012
    ..e. musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders...
  53. pmc Changes in leisure-time physical activity after transition to retirement: a follow-up study
    Jouni Lahti
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:36. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine changes in leisure-time physical activity of moderate and vigorous intensity among ageing employees facing transition to retirement over a follow-up of 5-7 years...
  54. ncbi request reprint Does survey non-response bias the association between occupational social class and health?
    Pekka Martikainen
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 35:212-5. 2007
    ..A non-response rate of 20-40%is typical in questionnaire studies. The authors evaluate non-response bias and its impact on analyses of social class inequalities in health...
  55. ncbi request reprint Associations between health-related behaviors: a 7-year follow-up of adults
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Education Research Unit, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Prev Med 34:162-70. 2002
    ..The study examines pairwise associations between smoking, alcohol use, physical activity, dietary behavior and body mass index using long-term follow-up data of Finnish adults...
  56. ncbi request reprint Changes in working conditions and subsequent sickness absence
    Peppiina Saastamoinen
    University of Helsinki, Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 40:82-8. 2014
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the associations of changes in exposure to physical and psychosocial working conditions on subsequent sickness absence among ageing municipal employees of the City of Helsinki, Finland...
  57. pmc Self-rated health as a predictor of disability retirement--the contribution of ill-health and working conditions
    Olli Pietiläinen
    Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 6:e25004. 2011
    ..We examined self-rated health as a predictor of subsequent disability retirement, and ill-health and working conditions as potential explanations for the association...
  58. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and smoking: analysing inequalities with multiple indicators
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 15:262-9. 2005
    ..While previous studies have mostly relied on one socioeconomic indicator at a time, this study examined socioeconomic differences in smoking by using several indicators that reflect different dimensions of socioeconomic position...
  59. ncbi request reprint The associations of household wealth and income with self-rated health--a study on economic advantage in middle-aged Finnish men and women
    Akseli Aittomäki
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P O Box 41, FIN 00014 Helsingin yliopisto, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 71:1018-26. 2010
    ..Conditions associated with long-term accumulation of material welfare may be a significant aspect of the causal processes that lead to socioeconomic inequalities in ill health...
  60. ncbi request reprint Drinking habits and sickness absence: the contribution of working conditions
    Aino Salonsalmi
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 37:846-54. 2009
    ..Another aim was to examine whether psychosocial and physical working conditions and work arrangements explain these associations...
  61. doi request reprint Different measures of body weight as predictors of sickness absence
    Katri Korpela
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 41:25-31. 2013
    ..Second, we aimed to compare BMI based on self-reported and measured weight and height as a predictor of sickness absence to assess the validity of self-reported BMI...
  62. doi request reprint Workplace bullying and common mental disorders: a follow-up study
    Eero Lahelma
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:e3. 2012
    ..This study examined the associations of workplace bullying with subsequent common mental disorders 5-7 years later, taking account of baseline common mental disorders and several covariates...
  63. ncbi request reprint Associations of childhood circumstances with physical and mental functioning in adulthood
    Tomi Mäkinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 62:1831-9. 2006
    ..These circumstances provide detailed information on the association of childhood circumstances with adult functioning over and above parental education...
  64. pmc Multiple socioeconomic determinants of weight gain: the Helsinki Health Study
    Tina Loman
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FIN 00014, Finland
    BMC Public Health 13:259. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine multiple socioeconomic determinants of weight gain...
  65. doi request reprint Sleep problems and sickness absence among middle-aged employees
    Ossi Rahkonen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:47-55. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether sleep problems predict subsequent sickness absence among middle-aged public sector employees...
  66. ncbi request reprint Comparing the effects of neighbourhood characteristics on all-cause mortality using two hierarchical areal units in the capital region of Helsinki
    Lasse Tarkiainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Health Place 16:409-12. 2010
    ..This was also the case for the effect of the proportion of manual workers in the area on mortality. Our results imply that the choice of area scale will not lead to serious underestimation of neighbourhood effects in mortality...
  67. ncbi request reprint Trends in life expectancy by income from 1988 to 2007: decomposition by age and cause of death
    Lasse Tarkiainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, PO Box 18, Helsinki FIN 00014, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:573-8. 2012
    ..Less attention has been paid to mortality trends across income groups than those measured by other socioeconomic indicators. This study assessed the change in life expectancy by income over 20 years in the Finnish general population...
  68. ncbi request reprint The contribution of lone parenthood and economic difficulties to smoking
    Ossi Rahkonen
    Department of Social Policy, Box 18, University of Helsinki, 00014 Finland
    Soc Sci Med 61:211-6. 2005
    ..Both economic difficulties and lone parenthood were associated with smoking independent of education, occupational social class, household disposable income, housing tenure or social relations for both men and women...
  69. pmc A follow-up study of chromosome 19q13 in multiple sclerosis susceptibility
    Alessandro Bonetti
    Molecular Neuroscience Programme, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Neuroimmunol 208:119-24. 2009
    ..Thus, we were not able to detect any statistically significant allelic associations. Re-sequencing based approaches may be required for elucidating the role chromosome 19q13 with MS...
  70. ncbi request reprint Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 K469E polymorphism: study of association with multiple sclerosis
    Sergey Nejentsev
    Department of Virology, University of Turku, Finland
    Hum Immunol 64:345-9. 2003
    ..Meta-analysis of all published datasets supports increased risk of MS for the ICAM-1 Lys(469) homozygotes (relative risk = 1.3, p = 0.002)...
  71. ncbi request reprint HLA class II associated risk and protection against multiple sclerosis-a Finnish family study
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Turku Immunology Centre and Department of Virology, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 13, FIN 20520, Turku, Finland
    J Neuroimmunol 122:140-5. 2002
    ..008) after the elimination of DRB1*15-DQB1*0602 haplotypes. Based on this study HLA class II haplotypes exhibit both predisposing and protective effects in MS...