Matthias Bopp

Summary

Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Population specific and up to date cardiovascular risk charts can be efficiently obtained with record linkage of routine and observational data
    David Faeh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e56149. 2013
  2. doi request reprint [Prevalence of multimorbidity in Switzerland - definition and data sources]
    M Bopp
    Institut für Sozial und Präventivmedizin der Universität Zürich, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 101:1609-13. 2012
  3. pmc Health risk or resource? Gradual and independent association between self-rated health and mortality persists over 30 years
    Matthias Bopp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e30795. 2012
  4. pmc Establishing a follow-up of the Swiss MONICA participants (1984-1993): record linkage with census and mortality data
    Matthias Bopp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 10:562. 2010
  5. pmc Routine data sources challenge international diabetes Federation extrapolations of national diabetes prevalence in Switzerland
    Matthias Bopp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Diabetes Care 34:2387-9. 2011
  6. pmc End-digits preference for self-reported height depends on language
    Matthias Bopp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 8:342. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Religion and assisted and non-assisted suicide in Switzerland: National Cohort Study
    Adrian Spoerri
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 39:1486-94. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Religion and suicide in patients with mental illness or cancer
    Radoslaw Panczak
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 43:213-22. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Aircraft noise, air pollution, and mortality from myocardial infarction
    Anke Huss
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Epidemiology 21:829-36. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Obesity but not overweight is associated with increased mortality risk
    David Faeh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben, Switzerland
    Eur J Epidemiol 26:647-55. 2011

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Population specific and up to date cardiovascular risk charts can be efficiently obtained with record linkage of routine and observational data
    David Faeh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e56149. 2013
    ..Our aim was to provide up-to-date and valid CVD risk estimation for a Swiss population using a novel record linkage approach...
  2. doi request reprint [Prevalence of multimorbidity in Switzerland - definition and data sources]
    M Bopp
    Institut für Sozial und Präventivmedizin der Universität Zürich, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 101:1609-13. 2012
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  3. pmc Health risk or resource? Gradual and independent association between self-rated health and mortality persists over 30 years
    Matthias Bopp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e30795. 2012
    ..This study examined whether the SRH-mortality association remained significant 30 years after assessment when adjusting for a wide range of known clinical, behavioural and socio-demographic risk factors...
  4. pmc Establishing a follow-up of the Swiss MONICA participants (1984-1993): record linkage with census and mortality data
    Matthias Bopp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 10:562. 2010
    ..Many countries feature the defect of lacking general population cohorts because they have missed to provide for follow-up information of health surveys...
  5. pmc Routine data sources challenge international diabetes Federation extrapolations of national diabetes prevalence in Switzerland
    Matthias Bopp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Diabetes Care 34:2387-9. 2011
    ..Information on diabetes prevalence in the general population is scarce and often based on extrapolations. We evaluated whether prevalence could be estimated from routine data sources...
  6. pmc End-digits preference for self-reported height depends on language
    Matthias Bopp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 8:342. 2008
    ..End-digit preference can distort estimates of prevalence and other statistical parameters. This study examines end-digit preference for self-reported height and how it relates with sex, age, educational level or cultural affiliation...
  7. doi request reprint Religion and assisted and non-assisted suicide in Switzerland: National Cohort Study
    Adrian Spoerri
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 39:1486-94. 2010
    ..We examined religious affiliation and suicide in modern Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal...
  8. doi request reprint Religion and suicide in patients with mental illness or cancer
    Radoslaw Panczak
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 43:213-22. 2013
    ..The protective effect of religion was substantially stronger if a diagnosis of cancer was mentioned on the death certificate and weaker if a mental illness was mentioned...
  9. doi request reprint Aircraft noise, air pollution, and mortality from myocardial infarction
    Anke Huss
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Epidemiology 21:829-36. 2010
    ..Myocardial infarction has been associated with both transportation noise and air pollution. We examined residential exposure to aircraft noise and mortality from myocardial infarction, taking air pollution into account...
  10. doi request reprint Obesity but not overweight is associated with increased mortality risk
    David Faeh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben, Switzerland
    Eur J Epidemiol 26:647-55. 2011
    ..Public health interventions should focus on preventing normal- and overweight persons from becoming obese...
  11. ncbi request reprint Seasonal associations between weather conditions and suicide--evidence against a classic hypothesis
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 165:561-9. 2007
    ..The results represent a novel minor effect in seasonality of suicide, which is hardly compatible with the hypothesized role of temperature in suicide seasonality...
  12. doi request reprint Residence near power lines and mortality from neurodegenerative diseases: longitudinal study of the Swiss population
    Anke Huss
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 169:167-75. 2009
    ..00 (95% CI: 1.21, 3.33) with at least 15 years. The pattern was similar for senile dementia. There was little evidence for an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis...
  13. doi request reprint Public health significance of four cardiovascular risk factors assessed 25 years ago in a low prevalence country
    David Faeh
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 20:151-60. 2013
    ..Our aim was to examine this association and its public health impact in Switzerland, a country with comparably low CVD mortality...
  14. pmc Educational inequalities in mortality and associated risk factors: German--versus French-speaking Switzerland
    David Faeh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 10:567. 2010
    ..Our aim was to analyze educational inequalities in all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the two Swiss regions and to compare this with inequalities in behavioural risk factors and self-rated health...
  15. pmc Blood glucose may be an alternative to cholesterol in CVD risk prediction charts
    Julia Braun
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 12:24. 2013
    ..We evaluated whether glucose could be used instead of total cholesterol for prediction of fatal CVD using data with long follow-up...
  16. doi request reprint Obesity in Switzerland: do estimates depend on how body mass index has been assessed?
    David Faeh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 138:204-10. 2008
    ..This approach may lead to misclassification of obese subjects and misinterpretation of obesity prevalence and trends. In order to explore this potential bias, we compared studies with measured and self-reported data...
  17. ncbi request reprint Historical change of suicide seasonality in the canton of zurich, Switzerland
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:217-26. 2005
    ..The recent period does not show any suicide seasonality at all. The canton of Zurich seems to be ahead of the general trend found in other regions of Switzerland...
  18. pmc Methods of suicide: international suicide patterns derived from the WHO mortality database
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:726-32. 2008
    ..Our knowledge of the methods used and their variation across countries and world regions is still limited. The aim of this study was to provide the first comprehensive overview of international patterns of suicide methods...
  19. pmc Healthy migrants but unhealthy offspring? A retrospective cohort study among Italians in Switzerland
    Silvan Tarnutzer
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:1104. 2012
    ..There is, however, hardly any information about all-cause mortality patterns among Italian migrants and their offspring. In this paper, we compare Italian migrants, their offspring and Swiss nationals...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mortality by education in German speaking Switzerland, 1990-1997: results from the Swiss National Cohort
    Matthias Bopp
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Sumatraastrasse 30, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 32:346-54. 2003
    ..This work is of interest to public health efforts in Switzerland as well as for co-operative international research into the determinants of socioeconomic differentials in health and mortality...
  21. pmc Changing times: a longitudinal analysis of international firearm suicide data
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Public Health 96:1752-5. 2006
    ..Legislation and regulatory measures reducing the availability of firearms in private households can distinctly strengthen the prevention of firearm suicides...
  22. doi request reprint Increase in the prevalence of obesity in Switzerland 1982-2007: birth cohort analysis puts recent slowdown into perspective
    David Faeh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:644-6. 2010
    ..As this example shows, simple comparisons of prevalence rates over time could provide a misleading picture of actual trends. Birth cohort analysis may offer a valuable alternative...
  23. pmc Mortality risk associated with underweight: a census-linked cohort of 31,578 individuals with up to 32 years of follow-up
    Lucienne Roh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 14:371. 2014
    ..In contrast to obesity, information on the health risks of underweight is sparse. We examined the long-term association between underweight and mortality by considering factors possibly influencing this relationship...
  24. doi request reprint Direct estimation of death attributable to smoking in Switzerland based on record linkage of routine and observational data
    Judith Maag
    Institut für Sozial und Präventivmedizin der Universität Zürich, Hirschengraben 84, Zurich, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:1588-97. 2013
    ..In order to overcome this, we analyzed recently available individual data from Switzerland...
  25. doi request reprint Culture, risk factors and mortality: can Switzerland add missing pieces to the European puzzle?
    D Faeh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:639-45. 2009
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Are seasonalities in suicide dependent on suicide methods? A reappraisal
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Sumatrastr 30, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 57:1173-81. 2003
    ..Hence, the seasonality of the overall Swiss suicide frequencies is but a compound seasonality. It largely depends on specific suicide methods and different cyclical dynamics...
  27. doi request reprint Suicide in HIV-infected individuals and the general population in Switzerland, 1988-2008
    Olivia Keiser
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Psychiatry 167:143-50. 2010
    ..The authors examined time trends and predictors of suicide in the pre-HAART (1988-1995) and HAART (1996-2008) eras in HIV-infected patients and the general population in Switzerland...
  28. ncbi request reprint Season of birth in valvular heart disease
    Daniela Bosshardt
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:246-52. 2005
    ..Despite the decline of rheumatic heart disease, risk factors causing season of birth effects remain relevant for congenital anomalies...
  29. doi request reprint Socioeconomic gradients in mortality in the oldest old: a review
    Edith Guilley
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital and Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 51:e37-40. 2010
    ..Research is needed to elucidate which causal pathways depending on SES in younger age impact on mortality in higher ages up to oldest old...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis A virus risk factors in a very low endemic country, Switzerland
    Meichun Mohler-Kuo
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, CH 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vaccine 25:8718-25. 2007
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Cancer comortality patterns in schizophrenia and psychotic disorders: a new methodological approach for unique databases
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 23:19-24. 2014
    ..The relatively low frequency of lung cancers is particularly paradoxical in view of the smoking habits of schizophrenia patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Impact of different domains of physical activity on cause-specific mortality: A longitudinal study
    Miriam Wanner
    Physical Activity and Health Working Unit, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Seilergraben 49, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
    Prev Med 62:89-95. 2014
    ..The aim of this paper is to examine the associations between different domains of physical activity and all-cause, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer mortality...
  33. doi request reprint Lower mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke at higher altitudes in Switzerland
    David Faeh
    University of Zurich, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    Circulation 120:495-501. 2009
    ..In addition, effects of place of birth were rarely considered. Here, we examine mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke in relation to the altitude of the place of residence in 1990 and at birth...
  34. ncbi request reprint Use of the inactivated intranasal influenza vaccine and the risk of Bell's palsy in Switzerland
    Margot Mutsch
    Division of Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Travellers Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    N Engl J Med 350:896-903. 2004
    ..After the introduction of an inactivated intranasal influenza vaccine that was used only in Switzerland, 46 cases of Bell's palsy were reported...