F Rasmussen

Summary

Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc Associations of mortality with own height using son's height as an instrumental variable
    David Carslake
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology CAiTE, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Econ Hum Biol 11:351-9. 2013
  2. pmc A national cohort study of parental socioeconomic status and non-fatal suicidal behaviour--the mediating role of school performance
    Beata Jablonska
    Division of Applied Public Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:17. 2012
  3. pmc General practitioners' and district nurses' conceptions of the encounter with obese patients in primary health care
    Lena M Hansson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Fam Pract 12:7. 2011
  4. pmc Municipal policies and plans of action aiming to promote physical activity and healthy eating habits among schoolchildren in Stockholm, Sweden: a cross-sectional study
    Karin Guldbrandsson
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health Sciences, Norrbacka floor 5, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Implement Sci 4:47. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Bias in height and weight reported by Swedish adolescents and relations to body dissatisfaction: the COMPASS study
    F Rasmussen
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Norrbacka, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:870-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The Swedish Young Male Twins Study: a resource for longitudinal research on risk factors for obesity and cardiovascular diseases
    Finn Rasmussen
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Norrbacka, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:883-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Social class in asthma and allergic rhinitis: a national cohort study over three decades
    L Bråbäck
    Dept of Public Health and Research, Sundsvall Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur Respir J 26:1064-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Age at adoption, ethnicity and atopic disorder: a study of internationally adopted young men in Sweden
    A Hjern
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Instituet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 10:101-6. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of BMI-based classification of adolescent overweight and obesity: choice of percentage body fat cutoffs exerts a large influence. The COMPASS study
    M Neovius
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital Norrbacka, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:1201-7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Obesity and attained education: cohort study of more than 700,000 Swedish men
    Nina Karnehed
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Norrbacka, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1421-8. 2006

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Publications92

  1. pmc Associations of mortality with own height using son's height as an instrumental variable
    David Carslake
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology CAiTE, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Econ Hum Biol 11:351-9. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc A national cohort study of parental socioeconomic status and non-fatal suicidal behaviour--the mediating role of school performance
    Beata Jablonska
    Division of Applied Public Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:17. 2012
    ..The present study investigated whether school performance was a mediating and/or moderating factor in the path between parental socioeconomic status and the risk of hospital admission for non-fatal suicidal behaviour...
  3. pmc General practitioners' and district nurses' conceptions of the encounter with obese patients in primary health care
    Lena M Hansson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Fam Pract 12:7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was thus to explore general practitioners' and district nurses' conceptions of encountering patients with obesity in primary health care...
  4. pmc Municipal policies and plans of action aiming to promote physical activity and healthy eating habits among schoolchildren in Stockholm, Sweden: a cross-sectional study
    Karin Guldbrandsson
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health Sciences, Norrbacka floor 5, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Implement Sci 4:47. 2009
    ..Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the municipalities and town districts were on the other hand associated with local health-promoting measures...
  5. ncbi request reprint Bias in height and weight reported by Swedish adolescents and relations to body dissatisfaction: the COMPASS study
    F Rasmussen
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Norrbacka, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:870-6. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint The Swedish Young Male Twins Study: a resource for longitudinal research on risk factors for obesity and cardiovascular diseases
    Finn Rasmussen
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Norrbacka, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:883-9. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Social class in asthma and allergic rhinitis: a national cohort study over three decades
    L Bråbäck
    Dept of Public Health and Research, Sundsvall Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur Respir J 26:1064-8. 2005
    ..07, 95% CI 1.01-1.14). In conclusion, the role of social class has changed over time. The steepest increase in asthma and allergic rhinitis occurred in conscripts with a low socio-economic status...
  8. ncbi request reprint Age at adoption, ethnicity and atopic disorder: a study of internationally adopted young men in Sweden
    A Hjern
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Instituet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 10:101-6. 1999
    ..3 and 1.7. This study demonstrates that the environment during the first 6 years of life has a profound influence on the risk of suffering from atopic disorders as young adults...
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of BMI-based classification of adolescent overweight and obesity: choice of percentage body fat cutoffs exerts a large influence. The COMPASS study
    M Neovius
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital Norrbacka, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:1201-7. 2008
    ..To determine the impact of commonly used body fat percentage (%BF) references when evaluating the sensitivity, specificity and misclassifications of body mass index (BMI) for obesity screening in adolescence...
  10. ncbi request reprint Obesity and attained education: cohort study of more than 700,000 Swedish men
    Nina Karnehed
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Norrbacka, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1421-8. 2006
    ..To study the relationship between BMI at age 18 years and later attained education, with control for intelligence and parental social position...
  11. doi request reprint The combined effects of overweight and smoking in late adolescence on subsequent disability pension: a nationwide cohort study
    K Neovius
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Norrbacka, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:75-82. 2010
    ..Smoking and obesity are two of the most important risk factors for chronic disease today. Their combined effect on the risk of disability pension is not known...
  12. doi request reprint Fetal and childhood growth and the risk of violent and non-violent suicide attempts: a cohort study of 318,953 men
    E Mittendorfer-Rutz
    National Prevention of Mental Ill Health, Karolinska Institute, Box 230, SE 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:168-73. 2008
    ..Whether growth during childhood alters this association is not known. The influences on patterns of growth in fetal life and childhood might be different for violent and non-violent suicide attempts...
  13. ncbi request reprint Migration and atopic disorder in Swedish conscripts
    A Hjern
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, and Center for Epidemiology, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 10:209-15. 1999
    ..43 (0.34-0.56) and that for allergic rhinitis was 0.84 (0.76-0.93). This study demonstrates that factors related to migration and ethnicity are important determinants of atopic disorder among Swedish conscripts...
  14. doi request reprint Obesity status and risk of disability pension due to psychiatric disorders
    M Kark
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:726-32. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate associations between underweight, overweight and obesity in young adult men and risk of disability pension (DP) due to psychiatric disorders...
  15. doi request reprint Associations between birthweight and weight change during infancy and later childhood, and systolic blood pressure at age 15 years: the COMPASS study
    Malin Kark
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:245-53. 2009
    ..Degree of weight change in infancy was equally important for SBP in both boys and girls, while growth during puberty showed a stronger association with SBP among boys than among girls...
  16. ncbi request reprint Strong inverse association between height and suicide in a large cohort of Swedish men: evidence of early life origins of suicidal behavior?
    Patrik K E Magnusson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Norrbacka, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1373-5. 2005
    ..Previous studies have found associations between poor fetal and infant growth and the risk of suicide. The authors' goal was to investigate the association between height--a measure of childhood growth--and suicide risk...
  17. ncbi request reprint The Swedish Young Male Twins Register: a resource for studying risk factors for cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance
    Finn Rasmussen
    Division of Epidemiology, Norrbacka, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Twin Res 5:433-5. 2002
    ..Data will be collected about socioeconomic conditions, lifestyle, eating behaviour (TFEQ), body size and body shape. In the next few years genomic DNA will also be collected from buccal mucosa (using brush techniques)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, diet and gene-environment interactions in relation to body mass index and waist circumference: the Swedish young male twins study
    Nina Karnehed
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Norrbacka, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Public Health Nutr 9:851-8. 2006
    ..Increased knowledge about interactions between genes and environment may provide insight into why some individuals are more prone to obesity than others...
  19. ncbi request reprint Obesity in young adulthood and later disability pension: a population-based cohort study of 366,929 Swedish men
    Nina Karnehed
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 35:48-54. 2007
    ..The aim of this nationwide and population-based cohort study was to investigate to what extent body mass index (BMI) in young adulthood predicts later disability pension...
  20. ncbi request reprint Trends in overweight and obesity among 18-year-old males in Sweden between 1971 and 1995
    F Rasmussen
    Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 88:431-7. 1999
    ..The increased risk of overweight among young men from low-educated families and those from rural and/or sparsely populated areas detected in 1971 was still evident in 1995...
  21. ncbi request reprint Growing social inequalities in the occurrence of overweight and obesity among young men in Sweden
    Malin Kark
    Division of Epidemiology, Stockholm Center of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 33:472-7. 2005
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Predictors of 10-year-olds' obesity stereotypes: A population-based study
    Lena M Hansson
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:25-33. 2010
    ..Limited research has been conducted on factors that may increase children's likelihood of developing negative attitudes or stereotypes about obesity. The aim of this study was to investigate predictors of children's obesity stereotypes...
  23. doi request reprint Prejudice against obesity among 10-year-olds: a nationwide population-based study
    Lena M Hansson
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sockholm, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 98:1176-82. 2009
    ..This study examined children's prejudice against various body sizes of both sexes. The effects of sex, body size, place of residence and socio-economic status (SES) on children's prejudice were also investigated...
  24. doi request reprint Association between offspring intelligence and parental mortality: a population-based cohort study of one million Swedish men and their parents
    K Modig-Wennerstad
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Norrbacka, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:722-7. 2008
    ..Analyses of associations between offspring's IQ and parental mortality in biological and non-biological family relations may shed light on genetic and environmental influences...
  25. doi request reprint Childhood overweight and obesity prevalences levelling off in Stockholm but socioeconomic differences persist
    E Sundblom
    Stockholm Centre for Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1525-30. 2008
    ..Time trends in overweight, obesity and underweight among 10-year-old children were investigated between 1999 and 2003 with attention to gender and areas with different socioeconomic status (SES)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Importance of smoking habits for longitudinal and age-matched changes in body mass index: a cohort study of Swedish men and women
    Finn Rasmussen
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Prev Med 37:1-9. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to disentangle the effects of long-term smoking on longitudinal changes and age-matched BMI differences (time period effects) in a nation-wide Swedish cohort...
  27. ncbi request reprint Genetic factors in physical activity and the equal environment assumption-- the Swedish young male twins study
    Marit Eriksson
    The Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Behav Genet 36:238-47. 2006
    ..The EEA was investigated with a linear regression model, examining if the twins contact frequency predicted within-pair differences in PA, and further by a simulation study. We found no support for violation of the EEA...
  28. ncbi request reprint Birthweight and body mass index in young adulthood: the Swedish young male twins study
    M Johansson
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Twin Res 4:400-5. 2001
    ..No significant associations were found for dizygotic twins. These findings do not seem to support either the fetal programming hypothesis or the fetal insulin resistance hypothesis...
  29. doi request reprint Association between obesity status in young adulthood and disability pension
    M Neovius
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Norrbacka, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1319-26. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate risk of future disability pension according to body mass index (BMI) in young adulthood...
  30. doi request reprint Morbidity and mortality before and after bariatric surgery for morbid obesity compared with the general population
    M Plecka Östlund
    Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Br J Surg 98:811-6. 2011
    ..The aim was to assess the risk of admission to hospital for obesity-related co-morbidities and overall mortality after bariatric surgery in relation to the general population...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hearing loss among 18-year-old Swedish men during the period 1971-1995
    Per Muhr
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute and Department of Audiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 35:524-32. 2007
    ..To study the hearing of 18-year-old men by using screening audiograms obtained at military conscription...
  32. doi request reprint School performance and hospital admissions due to self-inflicted injury: a Swedish national cohort study
    Beata Jablonska
    Division of Applied Public Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1334-41. 2009
    ..Education is the most influential societal determinant of living conditions in young people after early childhood. This study tested the hypothesis that school performance predicts self-inflicted injury...
  33. doi request reprint Place of residence and obesity in 1,578,694 young Swedish men between 1969 and 2005
    Martin Neovius
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:671-6. 2008
    ..To compare prevalence of overweight and obesity in young adult men from rural areas with those from urban areas of Sweden over three decades...
  34. ncbi request reprint Adolescent mental health predicts quitting smoking in adulthood: a longitudinal analysis
    Tomas Hemmingsson
    Division of Occupational Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Public Health 18:66-70. 2008
    ..The objective was to analyse a unique longitudinal data set to shed light on the direction of causality and to distinguish between these alternative explanations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Associations between parents' and 12-year-old children's sport and vigorous activity: the role of self-esteem and athletic competence
    Marit Eriksson
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Dept of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Phys Act Health 5:359-73. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to investigate parent-child physical activity (PA) associations and whether children's self-esteem or athletic competence mediates such associations...
  36. doi request reprint Associations of birthweight and infant growth with body composition at age 15--the COMPASS study
    Marit Eriksson
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:379-88. 2008
    ..Increased weight gain during the first year of life had stronger effect than prenatal growth, suggesting infancy to be a more critical period...
  37. doi request reprint Obesity in young adulthood is related to social mobility among Swedish men
    Nina E K Karnehed
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:654-8. 2008
    ..Several studies have shown an inverse relationship between obesity and social status. The aim of this longitudinal study was to disentangle the relationship between BMI and social mobility between generations...
  38. doi request reprint Food consumption, eating behaviour and self-esteem among single v. married and cohabiting mothers and their 12-year-old children
    Kristina Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Public Health Nutr 11:934-9. 2008
    ..married/cohabiting mothers and in their children is needed. Psychological dimensions of eating behaviour and self-esteem are also of relevance to explore for single mothers and their children...
  39. doi request reprint Consumption of fruit, vegetables, sweets and soft drinks are associated with psychological dimensions of eating behaviour in parents and their 12-year-old children
    Kristina Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Norrbacka, SE 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    Public Health Nutr 11:914-23. 2008
    ..The role of the parent's characteristics for their children's food intake was also explored...
  40. doi request reprint High systolic blood pressure increases the risk of obtaining a disability pension because of cardiovascular disease: a cohort study of 903 174 Swedish men
    Malin Kark
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:597-602. 2009
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Perceived discrimination among men and women with normal weight and obesity. A population-based study from Sweden
    Lena M Hansson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 38:587-96. 2010
    ..Logistic regression models tested whether obesity was associated with perceived lifetime, workplace, healthcare and interpersonal discrimination...
  42. doi request reprint Self-esteem links in families with 12-year-old children and in separated spouses
    Kristina Elfhag
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Psychol 144:341-59. 2010
    ..The stronger mother-girl link suggests that maternal identification of self-esteem is an environmental factor for girls in particular...
  43. doi request reprint Family links of eating behaviour in normal weight and overweight children
    Kristina Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:491-500. 2010
    ..To map parent-child associations for eating behaviours including both parents and considering body size and sex as moderators...
  44. doi request reprint Associations between IQ and cigarette smoking among Swedish male twins
    Karin Modig Wennerstad
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Soc Sci Med 70:575-81. 2010
    ..The question of which shared environmental factors might explain the IQ-smoking association is an intriguing one for future research...
  45. ncbi request reprint Birth weight, adult height, and testicular cancer: cohort study of 337,249 Swedish young men
    Finn Rasmussen
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, SE 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    Cancer Causes Control 14:595-8. 2003
    ..A positive association has been reported between adult height and the incidence of testicular cancer. No previous study has explored whether this relationship is due to the influence of fetal growth on adult height...
  46. pmc Combined effects of overweight and smoking in late adolescence on subsequent mortality: nationwide cohort study
    Martin Neovius
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMJ 338:b496. 2009
    ..To investigate the combined effects on adult mortality of overweight and smoking in late adolescence...
  47. doi request reprint Preterm birth, social disadvantage, and cognitive competence in Swedish 18- to 19-year-old men
    Cecilia Ekeus
    Department of Women and Children Health, Sachs Children s Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Pediatrics 125:e67-73. 2010
    ..The aim was to study the impact of a range of gestational ages (GAs) on cognitive competence in late adolescence and how this effect is modified by contextual social adversity in childhood...
  48. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure in young adulthood and later disability pension. A population-based study on 867 672 men from Sweden
    Malin Kark
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    Blood Press 16:362-6. 2007
    ..09, 95% CI 1.05-1.13) compared with men with normal systolic blood pressure. This study showed that hypertension in young adulthood increased the risk of disability pension in later life...
  49. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth and systolic blood pressure in young adulthood: the Swedish Young Male Twins Study
    Malin Johansson-Kark
    Division of Epidemiology, Norrbacka, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:200-9. 2002
    ..This study highlights some methodological problems with twin studies...
  50. doi request reprint Infrequent attention to dietary and physical activity behaviours in conversations in Swedish child health services
    B Bohman
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 102:520-4. 2013
    ..To investigate conversations between nurses and parents in Swedish child health services and to assess to what extent attention is directed towards dietary and physical activity behaviours in children...
  51. ncbi request reprint Trends in asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema among Swedish conscripts from farming and non-farming environments. A nationwide study over three decades
    L Bråbäck
    Mid Sweden Research and Development Centre, Sundsvall Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:38-43. 2004
    ..Asthma and allergies are less common in children who have been raised in farming environments...
  52. ncbi request reprint Suitability of the lang II random dot stereotest for detecting manifest strabismus in 3-year-old children at child health centres in Sweden
    F Rasmussen
    Division of Epidemiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 89:824-9. 2000
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Shift in the composition of obesity in young adult men in Sweden over a third of a century
    M Neovius
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital Norrbacka, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:832-6. 2008
    ..To assess whether the composition of the obese category (body mass index (BMI)> or =30) has changed during the last one-third of a century in young adult men...
  54. ncbi request reprint Body mass index in late adolescence and its association with coronary heart disease and stroke in middle age among Swedish men
    D Falkstedt
    Department of Work and Health, National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:777-83. 2007
    ..We investigated the association between BMI measured in adolescence and CHD, and also stroke, among middle aged Swedish men and controlled for potential confounders not included in previous studies...
  55. doi request reprint Nationwide cohort study of post-gastric bypass hypoglycaemia including 5,040 patients undergoing surgery for obesity in 1986-2006 in Sweden
    R Marsk
    Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, SE 182 88, Stockholm, Sweden
    Diabetologia 53:2307-11. 2010
    ..We therefore studied the incidence of post-gastric bypass hypoglycaemia and related symptoms in patients who have undergone gastric bypass and a reference cohort from the general population of Sweden...
  56. ncbi request reprint Restricted fetal growth and adverse maternal psychosocial and socioeconomic conditions as risk factors for suicidal behaviour of offspring: a cohort study
    E Mittendorfer-Rutz
    Swedish National and Stockholm County Council Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill Health NASP at the National Institute of Psychosocial Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden
    Lancet 364:1135-40. 2004
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Short-term morbidity and mortality after open versus laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. A population-based study from Sweden
    Richard Marsk
    Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, 182 88 Stockholm, Sweden
    Obes Surg 19:1485-90. 2009
    ..The number of anti-obesity procedures performed continues to increase and most are now performed laparoscopically. Few population-based studies have examined outcomes after open and laparoscopic anti-obesity surgery...
  58. pmc Prevalence of night eating in obese and nonobese twins
    Sanna Tholin
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1050-5. 2009
    ..It revealed that NE is 2.5 and 2.8 times more common in obese men and women compared to normal weight men and women. Furthermore that NE is associated with binge eating and sleep-related problems...
  59. doi request reprint Antiobesity surgery in Sweden from 1980 to 2005: a population-based study with a focus on mortality
    Richard Marsk
    Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ann Surg 248:777-81. 2008
    ..Antiobesity surgery reduces mortality, but this reduction is dependent to a great extent on surgical perioperative mortality. Population-based perioperative mortality after antiobesity surgery is not well known...
  60. doi request reprint Intelligence in early adulthood and subsequent risk of unintentional injury over two decades: cohort study of 1 109 475 Swedish men
    E Whitley
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, SE 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:419-25. 2010
    ..There is growing evidence of an inverse association between intelligence (IQ) and unintentional injuries...
  61. ncbi request reprint Overweight among international adoptees in Sweden: a population-based study
    M Johansson-Kark
    Division of Epidemiology, Norrbacka Building, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 91:827-32. 2002
    ..Among 817 adoptees from the Far East 12.0% (9.8-14.2) were overweight and the prevalence of overweight was 10.9% (7.9-13.9) among 404 from South Korea. The corresponding figure was 14.1% (14.0-14.2) among the non-adopted individuals...
  62. ncbi request reprint Sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks in association to restrained, external and emotional eating
    K Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Physiol Behav 91:191-5. 2007
    ..Light soft drinks may be perceived as an adequate substitute in the use of foods for comfort, meaning the sweet taste may be sufficient for this purpose...
  63. ncbi request reprint Hearing loss in young men: possible aetiological factors
    Ulf Rosenhall
    Department of Audiology, Karolinska Hospital Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Noise Health 8:40-4. 2006
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Long-term impact of poor birth condition on social and economic outcomes in early adulthood
    David Edward Odd
    Neonatal Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
    Pediatrics 127:e1498-504. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate the association of poor birth condition with long-term social and economic outcomes at 25 to 31 years of age...
  65. doi request reprint Incidence of postoperative gallstone disease after antiobesity surgery: population-based study from Sweden
    Eduard Jonas
    Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:54-8. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the incidence of symptomatic gallstone disease in patients who have undergone antiobesity surgery compared with that of the general population...
  66. ncbi request reprint Familial clustering of suicidal behaviour and psychopathology in young suicide attempters. A register-based nested case control study
    Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz
    National Centre for Suicide Prevention and Prevention of Mental Ill Health NASP, Dept of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:28-36. 2008
    ..Most of these studies were predominantly carried out in clinical treatment settings and lacked statistical power to assess the independent and modifying influences of own and familial psychopathology and suicidal behaviour...
  67. ncbi request reprint Parenteral estrogen versus combined androgen deprivation in the treatment of metastatic prostatic cancer -- Scandinavian Prostatic Cancer Group (SPCG) Study No. 5
    Per Olov Hedlund
    Department of Urology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 36:405-13. 2002
    ..The aim of the study was to compare anticancer efficacy and adverse events, especially cardiovascular side-effects...
  68. ncbi request reprint Height at age 18 years is a strong predictor of attained education later in life: cohort study of over 950,000 Swedish men
    Patrik K E Magnusson
    Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Int J Epidemiol 35:658-63. 2006
    ..Intelligence, shared family factors, and non-familial circumstances may contribute to associations between height and attained education, but their relative importance has been difficult to resolve...
  69. ncbi request reprint Changes in shape and location of BMI distributions of Swedish children
    Marit Eriksson
    Division of Epidemiology, Stockholm Centre for Public Health, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 94:1558-65. 2005
    ..One aim was to disentangle how the shape and location of the BMI distribution changed among Swedish children over a 12 y period. Another aim was to identify the age during childhood when changes occurred or became manifest...
  70. ncbi request reprint Association of body mass index with suicide mortality: a prospective cohort study of more than one million men
    Patrik K E Magnusson
    Department of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 163:1-8. 2006
    ..79, 0.96), indicating that weight loss as a consequence of mental illness does not explain the BMI-suicide association and that factors influencing BMI may be causally implicated in the etiology of mental disorders leading to suicide...
  71. ncbi request reprint Birth weight of offspring and subsequent cardiovascular mortality of the parents
    George Davey Smith
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Epidemiology 16:563-9. 2005
    ..However, it has also been hypothesized that common genetic factors could underlie both restricted fetal development and disease risk (the fetal insulin hypothesis)...
  72. doi request reprint Does obesity modify the effect of blood pressure on the risk of cardiovascular disease? A population-based cohort study of more than one million Swedish men
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 118:1637-42. 2008
    ..Given the inconsistency of this result, we tested it using a large population-based cohort data set...
  73. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, asthma and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis in Swedish conscripts-a national cohort study over three decades
    Lennart Bråbäck
    Department of Public Health and Research, Sundsvall Hospital, Sweden
    Respir Med 99:1010-4. 2005
    ..Underweight was associated with a slightly increased risk for all three conditions. The increased risk of asthma in young Swedish men with obesity has remained unchanged over a period of three decades...
  74. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on eating behavior: the Swedish Young Male Twins Study
    Sanna Tholin
    Division of Epidemiology, Stockholm Centre of Public Health, Sweden
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:564-9. 2005
    ..Eating behavior may be implicated in the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity, presumably in relation to easy access to energy-dense and highly palatable foods...
  75. pmc Paternal age and schizophrenia: a population based cohort study
    Attila Sipos
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Cotham House, University of Bristol BS6 6JL
    BMJ 329:1070. 2004
    ..To investigate the association of paternal age at conception with the risk of offspring developing schizophrenia...
  76. ncbi request reprint Patterns of fetal and childhood growth and the development of psychosis in young males: a cohort study
    David Gunnell
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 158:291-300. 2003
    ..The role of childhood exposures, as indexed by adult height and body mass index, appears to be less strong...
  77. ncbi request reprint Associations between premorbid intellectual performance, early-life exposures and early-onset schizophrenia. Cohort study
    David Gunnell
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 181:298-305. 2002
    ..Impaired intellectual performance is associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia...
  78. ncbi request reprint Associations of gestational age and intrauterine growth with systolic blood pressure in a family-based study of 386,485 men in 331,089 families
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Circulation 115:562-8. 2007
    ..We conducted a family-based study to explore mechanisms underlying the associations of birth weight and gestational age with systolic blood pressure measured at 17 to 19 years of age...
  79. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for airway remodeling in asthma manifested by a low postbronchodilator FEV1/vital capacity ratio: a longitudinal population study from childhood to adulthood
    Finn Rasmussen
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Hospital and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:1480-8. 2002
    ..These data suggest that airway remodeling in asthma, as manifested by impaired lung function, begins in childhood and continues into adult life...
  80. ncbi request reprint Infections in the CNS during childhood and the risk of subsequent psychotic illness: a cohort study of more than one million Swedish subjects
    Christina Dalman
    Department of Psychiatric Epidemiology, EPI Karolinska Institutet, Norrbacka pl 5, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Psychiatry 165:59-65. 2008
    ..The present study aims to investigate whether there is an increased risk of schizophrenia and other nonaffective psychoses associated with viral or bacterial CNS infections during childhood and, if so, which specific agents are involved...
  81. ncbi request reprint Association of childhood socioeconomic position with cause-specific mortality in a prospective record linkage study of 1,839,384 individuals
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 164:907-15. 2006
    ..Educational attainment may be important in reducing the health inequalities associated with early-life disadvantage...
  82. ncbi request reprint Growth trajectory matters: interpreting the associations among birth weight, concurrent body size, and systolic blood pressure in a cohort study of 378,707 Swedish men
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1405-12. 2007
    ..They suggest that growth between conception and early adulthood has relevance to understanding the etiology and, hence, prevention of high blood pressure...
  83. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and systolic blood pressure in adolescence and adulthood: meta-regression analysis of sex- and age-specific results from 20 Nordic studies
    Michael Gamborg
    Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 166:634-45. 2007
    ..This meta-analysis supports the evidence of an inverse birth weight-SBP association, regardless of adjustment for concurrent body size. It also reveals important heterogeneity in the shape and strength of the association by sex and age...
  84. ncbi request reprint Association between intelligence and coronary heart disease mortality: a population-based cohort study of 682 361 Swedish men
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:555-60. 2007
    ..We investigated associations between intelligence and coronary heart disease mortality and explored if they are confounded or modified by socio-economic position...
  85. pmc Risk of low Apgar score and socioeconomic position: a study of Swedish male births
    David E Odd
    Clinical Science at North Bristol, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Acta Paediatr 97:1275-80. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between maternal socioeconomic position and a persistent low Apgar score (a score of < 7 at 1 and 5 min following birth)...
  86. doi request reprint Genetics of pubertal timing and its associations with relative weight in childhood and adult height: the Swedish Young Male Twins Study
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 121:e885-91. 2008
    ..Because the genetic background of these associations is not thoroughly investigated, we aimed to analyze it in a longitudinal twin cohort...
  87. doi request reprint Heritability of body size and muscle strength in young adulthood: a study of one million Swedish men
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Genet Epidemiol 32:341-9. 2008
    ..This may have inflated heritability estimates in previous twin studies. Nonetheless, we showed that genetic factors affect muscle strength and part of these genes are common to different strength indicators and body size...
  88. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for hospital admission for asthma from childhood to young adulthood: a longitudinal population study
    Finn Rasmussen
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare, and McMaster University, 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 110:220-7. 2002
    ..Predictors of hospital admissions for asthma in children and young adults in a general population are not well defined, because most studies have used selected subpopulations...
  89. doi request reprint Genetic regulation of growth from birth to 18 years of age: the Swedish young male twins study
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Hum Biol 20:292-8. 2008
    ..These results suggest that genetic regulation of growth is rather uniform, which is encouraging for further efforts to identify genes affecting growth...
  90. ncbi request reprint Reduced incidence of cervical cancer in mothers of sons with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma or eczema
    Emma L Ivansson
    Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Int J Cancer 119:1994-8. 2006
    ..These results strengthen the hypothesis that inherited immunological factors are important in determining risk of cervical cancer, probably by affecting mechanisms for viral persistence...
  91. pmc Systemic inflammation and lung function in young adults
    Robert J Hancox
    Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Thorax 62:1064-8. 2007
    ..We explored the association between the forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV(1)) and the systemic inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) in young adults...
  92. ncbi request reprint Risk of schizophrenia and other non-affective psychosis among individuals exposed to head injury: case control study
    Glynn Harrison
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Bristol BS6 6JL, United Kingdom
    Schizophr Res 88:119-26. 2006
    ..Further research is needed to clarify the potential roles of social and biological intermediary factors...