B K Jacobsen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Troms
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of low age at menarche with increased all-cause mortality: a 37-year follow-up of 61,319 Norwegian women
    Bjarne K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1431-7. 2007
  2. pmc Age at menarche, total mortality and mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke: the Adventist Health Study, 1976-88
    B K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Int J Epidemiol 38:245-52. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Age at natural menopause and stroke mortality: cohort study with 3561 stroke deaths during 37-year follow-up
    Bjarne K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Stroke 35:1548-51. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Increase in weight in all birth cohorts in a general population: The Tromsø Study, 1974-1994
    B K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Arch Intern Med 161:466-72. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Age at natural menopause and all-cause mortality: a 37-year follow-up of 19,731 Norwegian women
    Bjarne K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 157:923-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors, change in risk factors over 7 years, and the risk of clinical diabetes mellitus type 2. The Tromsø study
    Bjarne K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:647-53. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Tracking of cardiovascular risk factors: the Tromsø study, 1979-1995
    T Wilsgaard
    Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 154:418-26. 2001
  8. doi request reprint Anemia and the risk of non-vertebral fractures: the Tromsø Study
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9037, Tromsø, Norway
    Osteoporos Int 21:1761-8. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Carotid atherosclerosis and relation to growth of infrarenal aortic diameter and follow-up diameter: the Tromsø Study
    S H Johnsen
    Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, University Hospital North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 45:135-40. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Walking after stroke: does it matter? Changes in bone mineral density within the first 12 months after stroke. A longitudinal study
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Osteoporos Int 11:381-7. 2000

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Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of low age at menarche with increased all-cause mortality: a 37-year follow-up of 61,319 Norwegian women
    Bjarne K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1431-7. 2007
    ..Women with a menarche at age 18 years or later had, however, a slightly higher mortality rate than was predicted by the linear association...
  2. pmc Age at menarche, total mortality and mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke: the Adventist Health Study, 1976-88
    B K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Int J Epidemiol 38:245-52. 2009
    ..Little is known about the relationship between age at menarche and total mortality and mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke...
  3. ncbi request reprint Age at natural menopause and stroke mortality: cohort study with 3561 stroke deaths during 37-year follow-up
    Bjarne K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Stroke 35:1548-51. 2004
    ..Young age at natural menopause has been related to increased cardiovascular mortality, but few studies have examined the relationship with stroke risk specifically...
  4. ncbi request reprint Increase in weight in all birth cohorts in a general population: The Tromsø Study, 1974-1994
    B K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Arch Intern Med 161:466-72. 2001
    ..Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases. Few longitudinal studies have examined changes in body mass index (BMI [calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters])...
  5. ncbi request reprint Age at natural menopause and all-cause mortality: a 37-year follow-up of 19,731 Norwegian women
    Bjarne K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 157:923-9. 2003
    ..The smoking prevalence was low in the underlying population, and the use of hormone replacement therapy was very rare. The authors conclude that age at natural menopause is inversely related to all-cause mortality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors, change in risk factors over 7 years, and the risk of clinical diabetes mellitus type 2. The Tromsø study
    Bjarne K Jacobsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:647-53. 2002
    ..Thus, both the level of risk factors at baseline and change in risk factor level are of importance for the risk of clinical diabetes mellitus type 2...
  7. ncbi request reprint Tracking of cardiovascular risk factors: the Tromsø study, 1979-1995
    T Wilsgaard
    Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 154:418-26. 2001
    ..No major sex differences were observed in tracking. However, women were more likely than men to remain in the upper sextile of systolic and diastolic blood pressures and of BMI...
  8. doi request reprint Anemia and the risk of non-vertebral fractures: the Tromsø Study
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9037, Tromsø, Norway
    Osteoporos Int 21:1761-8. 2010
    ..In this longitudinal study of 5,286 persons, men with anemia had a 2.15 higher risk of non-vertebral fractures than men with high hemoglobin levels. Women with anemia had no increased fracture risk...
  9. doi request reprint Carotid atherosclerosis and relation to growth of infrarenal aortic diameter and follow-up diameter: the Tromsø Study
    S H Johnsen
    Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, University Hospital North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 45:135-40. 2013
    ..This research aims to study how carotid atherosclerosis is related to growth of infrarenal aortic diameter and aneurysmal formation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Walking after stroke: does it matter? Changes in bone mineral density within the first 12 months after stroke. A longitudinal study
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Osteoporos Int 11:381-7. 2000
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  11. ncbi request reprint Population-based study of age at menopause and ultrasound assessed carotid atherosclerosis: The Tromsø Study
    O Joakimsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso, N 9037, Tromso, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:525-30. 2000
    ..This study provides further support for the hypothesis that estrogen protects women against cardiovascular disease...
  12. ncbi request reprint Age and sex differences in the distribution and ultrasound morphology of carotid atherosclerosis: the Tromsø Study
    O Joakimsen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 19:3007-13. 1999
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  13. doi request reprint Smoking is a strong risk factor for non-vertebral fractures in women with diabetes: the Tromsø Study
    L Jørgensen
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Osteoporos Int 22:1247-53. 2011
    ..In this longitudinal study of 4,160 postmenopausal women (3,947 without and 213 with self-reported diabetes), smoking was strongly related to fracture risk in those with diabetes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cause-specific mortality in psychiatric patients after deinstitutionalisation
    V Hansen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Br J Psychiatry 179:438-43. 2001
    ..Since the late 1970s, the psychiatric service system in Norway has been changed gradually according to the principles of deinstitutionalisation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density in acute stroke patients: low bone mineral density may predict first stroke in women
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Stroke 32:47-51. 2001
    ..Thus, low bone mineral density (BMD) and high stroke risk may be related. We examined the relationship between BMD and acute stroke in noninstitutionalized men and women aged >/=60 years...
  16. doi request reprint BMI change is associated with fracture incidence, but only in non-smokers. The Tromsø Study
    T Wilsgaard
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Osteoporos Int 22:1237-45. 2011
    ..We observed that BMI loss was associated with increased fracture risk in non-smoking men and women, but not in smokers. BMI gain was associated with decreased fracture risk in women...
  17. doi request reprint The combined effect of albuminuria and inflammation on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in nondiabetic persons
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    J Intern Med 264:493-501. 2008
    ..The aim of this population-based prospective study was to examine the combined effect of albuminuria and inflammatory markers on all-cause and cardiovascular-mortality in nondiabetic individuals without macroalbuminuria...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysms in a population-based study : The Tromsø Study
    K Singh
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 154:236-44. 2001
    ..This study indicates that risk factors for atherosclerosis are also associated with increased risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm...
  19. ncbi request reprint Changes in therapy of rheumatoid arthritis during the period 1979 to 1996
    T Riise
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Rheumatology, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Scand J Rheumatol 30:199-202. 2001
    ..To evaluate the use of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), cytotoxic agents, and corticosteroid therapy in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in two periods, 1979 to 1987, and 1988 to 1996...
  20. pmc Hip fractures in a city in Northern Norway over 15 years: time trends, seasonal variation and mortality : the Harstad Injury Prevention Study
    N Emaus
    Centre for Clinical Documentation and Evaluation, Northern Norway Regional Health Authority, Tromsø, Norway
    Osteoporos Int 22:2603-10. 2011
    ..Age-adjusted hip fracture rates was lower compared to reported rates from the Norwegian capital Oslo, indicating regional differences within the country...
  21. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory level and asymmetrical weight bearing after stroke affects bone loss in the upper and lower part of the femoral neck differently: bone adaptation after decreased mechanical loading
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Bone 27:701-7. 2000
    ..Thus, measuring the lower part of the femoral neck gives a better estimate of the impact of gait and weight bearing than measuring the total femoral neck...
  22. ncbi request reprint Plasma saturated and linoleic fatty acids are independently associated with blood pressure
    S Grimsgaard
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Hypertension 34:478-83. 1999
    ..The present study supports the hypothesis that the composition of dietary fat influences blood pressure...
  23. ncbi request reprint Changes in muscle mass, fat mass, and bone mineral content in the legs after stroke: a 1 year prospective study
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Bone 28:655-9. 2001
    ..05). Thus, lean muscle mass is rapidly lost and may be regained shortly after stroke, whereas loss of BMC appears difficult to prevent, especially on the paretic side. Regaining muscle mass may, however, slow the loss of bone mineral...
  24. ncbi request reprint Carotid plaque echogenicity and risk of nonvertebral fractures in women: a longitudinal population-based study
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Breivika, N 9037, Tromsø, Norway
    Calcif Tissue Int 79:207-13. 2006
    ..1, after multiple adjustments. We conclude that in the general population elderly women with echogenic carotid plaques are at higher risk of nonvertebral fractures than women without plaques...
  25. ncbi request reprint The difference between ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) measurements of aortic diameter increases with aortic diameter: analysis of axial images of abdominal aortic and common iliac artery diameter in normal and aneurysmal aortas. The Tromsø Study,
    K Singh
    Institute of Community Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 28:158-67. 2004
    ..To assess agreement between ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) measurements from axial images of normal and aneurysmatic aortic and common iliac artery diameter...
  26. ncbi request reprint Functional status of the paretic arm affects the loss of bone mineral in the proximal humerus after stroke: a 1-year prospective study
    L Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø Norway
    Calcif Tissue Int 68:11-5. 2001
    ..001). We conclude that during the first year after stroke bone mineral is lost in the proximal humerus of the paretic arm, but that the loss depends on the initial degree of paresis. The loss may be prevented if arm function is regained...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of serious psychiatric morbidity in attenders and nonattenders to a health survey of a general population : the Tromsø Health Study
    V Hansen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 154:891-4. 2001
    ..Prevalence ratios between groups of the population were not much affected by nonattendance...
  28. ncbi request reprint High mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and atlantoaxial subluxation
    T Riise
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, and Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Tromsø, Norway
    J Rheumatol 28:2425-9. 2001
    ..To study relationships between atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS) and total mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  29. pmc Asthma and indoor environment in Nepal
    T Melsom
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Thorax 56:477-81. 2001
    ..A study was undertaken to assess the importance of indoor environmental factors in Nepal where the lifestyle and home environment differ from that in the West...
  30. ncbi request reprint Increased growth rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms in women. The Tromsø study
    S Solberg
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 29:145-9. 2005
    ..The present study was undertaken in order to assess the effect of gender on the growth rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs)...
  31. ncbi request reprint The association between mental distress and the use of alternative medicine among cancer patients in North Norway
    T Risberg
    University Hospital of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Qual Life Res 12:539-44. 2003
    ..To study the association between mental distress and the use of alternative medicine (AM) among cancer patients...
  32. pmc Association of albuminuria and cancer incidence
    Lone Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    J Am Soc Nephrol 19:992-8. 2008
    ..It is concluded that albuminuria is associated with cancer incidence in individuals without a history of diabetes, macroalbuminuria, or previous cancer and that it might confer risks of varying magnitude for different types of cancer...
  33. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle factors and incident metabolic syndrome. The Tromsø Study 1979-2001
    Tom Wilsgaard
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 78:217-24. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship between lifestyle characteristics and incident metabolic syndrome...
  34. ncbi request reprint Albuminuria as risk factor for initiation and progression of carotid atherosclerosis in non-diabetic persons: the Tromsø Study
    Lone Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Eur Heart J 28:363-9. 2007
    ..In this prospective, population-based study, we examined whether urinary albumin-to-creatinine-ratios (ACR) in the lower range were associated with the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Higher incidence of falls in long-term stroke survivors than in population controls: depressive symptoms predict falls after stroke
    Lone Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Stroke 33:542-7. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer and breastfeeding
    Ivar Heuch
    Lancet 361:176; author reply 177. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms in relation to bone mineral density: the Tromsø study
    Lone Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, and Department of Physiotherapy, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 159:945-9. 2004
    ..The authors' main conclusion is that abdominal aortic aneurysms and bone mineral density are not related. However, an association in younger subjects cannot be ruled out...
  38. ncbi request reprint Glycated hemoglobin level is strongly related to the prevalence of carotid artery plaques with high echogenicity in nondiabetic individuals: the Tromsø study
    Lone Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Circulation 110:466-70. 2004
    ..In the present population-based study, we examined the association between HbA1c and plaque prevalence with emphasis on plaque echogenicity in subjects not diagnosed with diabetes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Low bone mineral density is related to echogenic carotid artery plaques: a population-based study
    Lone Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 160:549-56. 2004
    ..51, 95% confidence interval: 0.31, 0.83). This study indicates that low bone mass is associated with an increased risk of echogenic calcified atherosclerotic plaques but not with a risk of echolucent plaques...
  40. ncbi request reprint A cohort study found that earlier and longer Seventh-day Adventist church membership was associated with reduced male mortality
    Ivar Heuch
    Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Johannes Bruns Gate 12, N 5008 Bergen, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:83-91. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate relative mortality rates among persons joining the church in adult life compared with members of the same age who joined in childhood...
  41. ncbi request reprint Self-reported urinary incontinence in noninstitutionalized long-term stroke survivors: A population-based study
    Lone Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:416-20. 2005
    ..To compare the prevalence of self-reported incontinence among noninstitutionalized long-term stroke survivors with population controls without stroke and to identify risk factors associated with urinary incontinence in the stroke survivors...
  42. ncbi request reprint Determining lifestyle correlates of body mass index using multilevel analyses: the Tromsø Study, 1979-2001
    Tom Wilsgaard
    Institute of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 162:1179-88. 2005
    ..30 kg/m2. Significant associations between several lifestyle factors and subsequent BMI change revealed that observed baseline associations were strengthened over time, especially in women...
  43. ncbi request reprint Albuminuria and risk of nonvertebral fractures
    Lone Jørgensen
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Arch Intern Med 167:1379-85. 2007
    ..We examined whether elevated albumin-creatinine ratios (ACRs) were associated with nonvertebral fractures in subjects without diabetes or macroalbuminuria...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Leisure-time physical activity in the Norwegian county Nordland]
    Marit Andreassen
    Institutt for helse og sykepleievitenskap Høgskolen i Narvik 8505 Narvik
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 127:3213-6. 2007
    ..A more sedentary way of life and less physical activity has increased the risk of many common health problems. This implicates a need for knowledge about activity patterns and determinants for physical activity in Norway...