Pekka Martikainen

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in weight gain and determinants and consequences of coronary risk factors
    P T Martikainen
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:719-26. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in dietary patterns among middle-aged men and women
    Pekka Martikainen
    Department of Epidemiology, International Centre for Health and Society, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:1397-410. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Income differences in mortality: a register-based follow-up study of three million men and women
    P Martikainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, PO Box 18, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1397-405. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in behavioural and biological risk factors: a comparison of a Japanese and an English cohort of employed men
    P Martikainen
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 30:833-8. 2001
  5. pmc Change in male and female life expectancy by social class: decomposition by age and cause of death in Finland 1971-95
    P Martikainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:494-9. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Educational differences in lung cancer mortality in male smokers
    P Martikainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, PO Box 18, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 30:264-7. 2001
  7. pmc Diminishing educational differences in breast cancer mortality among Finnish women: a register-based 25-year follow-up
    P Martikainen
    Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 90:277-80. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Determinants of socioeconomic differences in change in physical and mental functioning
    P Martikainen
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 49:499-507. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Reliability of perceived health by sex and age
    P Martikainen
    Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 48:1117-22. 1999
  10. 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

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Publications106 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in weight gain and determinants and consequences of coronary risk factors
    P T Martikainen
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:719-26. 1999
    ..The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity is a major public health concern in many developed countries...
  2. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in dietary patterns among middle-aged men and women
    Pekka Martikainen
    Department of Epidemiology, International Centre for Health and Society, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:1397-410. 2003
    ..Among men and women adjusting for dietary patterns accounted for about 25-50 per cent of grade differences in HDL and serum triglyceride levels...
  3. ncbi request reprint Income differences in mortality: a register-based follow-up study of three million men and women
    P Martikainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, PO Box 18, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1397-405. 2001
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in behavioural and biological risk factors: a comparison of a Japanese and an English cohort of employed men
    P Martikainen
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 30:833-8. 2001
    ..To compare socioeconomic differences in behavioural and biological risk factors in Japanese and English 39-59-year-old employed men...
  5. pmc Change in male and female life expectancy by social class: decomposition by age and cause of death in Finland 1971-95
    P Martikainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:494-9. 2001
    ..To quantify the contribution of different causes of death and age groups for trends in life expectancy for two major social classes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Educational differences in lung cancer mortality in male smokers
    P Martikainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, PO Box 18, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 30:264-7. 2001
    ..To assess the extent of lung cancer mortality differentials by education while adjusting for exposure to tobacco smoke and asbestos based on survey questions...
  7. pmc Diminishing educational differences in breast cancer mortality among Finnish women: a register-based 25-year follow-up
    P Martikainen
    Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 90:277-80. 2000
    ..This study examined trends in breast cancer mortality by education, age, and birth cohort...
  8. ncbi request reprint Determinants of socioeconomic differences in change in physical and mental functioning
    P Martikainen
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 49:499-507. 1999
    ..Analyses of change in determinants may provide further insight into the underlying pathways. Early detection of functional decline and intervention may be a key to better functioning in ageing populations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Reliability of perceived health by sex and age
    P Martikainen
    Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 48:1117-22. 1999
    ..The fair or good reliability of perceived health observed in this study gives additional confidence for using this general measure of overall health status in future research...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic circumstances and common mental disorders among Finnish and British public sector employees: evidence from the Helsinki Health Study and the Whitehall II Study
    Elina Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 36:776-86. 2007
    ..We examine the associations between various socioeconomic circumstances and common mental disorders among middle-aged Finnish and British public sector employees...
  13. doi 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...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Trajectories of antidepressant medication before and after retirement: the contribution of socio-demographic factors
    Taina Leinonen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:417-26. 2013
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Interrelationships between education, occupational social class, and income as determinants of disability retirement
    Taina Leinonen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 40:157-66. 2012
    ..We examined the independent and interdependent effects of education, social class, and income on disability retirement...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. pmc Occupational class differences in body mass index and weight gain in Japan and Finland
    Karri Silventoinen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki
    J Epidemiol 23:443-50. 2013
    ..We compared occupational class differences in BMI and BMI change in Japan and Finland...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Job decision latitude as a potential modifier of the contribution of physical workload to poor functioning in middle-aged employees
    Akseli Aittomäki
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:975-82. 2008
    ....
  22. pmc Economic difficulties and physical functioning in Finnish and British employees: contribution of social and behavioural factors
    Elina Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 21:456-62. 2011
    ..However, evidence concerning the factors underlying these associations is sparse. This study examines the contribution of a range of social and behavioural factors to associations between economic difficulties and physical functioning...
  23. ncbi request reprint Does hospital admission risk for depression vary across social groups? A population-based register study of 231,629 middle-aged Finns
    Heta Moustgaard
    Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, P O Box 59, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:15-25. 2014
    ..Evidence on social differentials in depression outcomes remains inconsistent. We assess social predictors of psychiatric admission for depression in a community setting...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Changing associations between partnership history and risk of accidents, violence and suicides
    Karri Silventoinen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:265-70. 2013
    ..Furthermore, the role of cohabitation and partnership history in the formation of these differences and how they have been changed over time are poorly understood...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Trends in socioeconomic differences in sickness absence among Finnish municipal employees 1990-99
    Kustaa Piha
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 35:348-55. 2007
    ..This study examined the associations of key dimensions of socioeconomic status and long sickness absence spells as well as their changes over time from 1990 to 1999...
  30. doi request reprint The short-term and long-term effects of divorce on mortality risk in a large Finnish cohort, 1990-2003
    Niina Metsä-Simola
    University of Helsinki, Finland
    Popul Stud (Camb) 67:97-110. 2013
    ..These findings emphasize the importance of short-term psychological distress, particularly among men...
  31. 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
    ....
  32. 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
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Work-family conflicts and self-rated health among middle-aged municipal employees in Finland
    Torsten Winter
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Behav Med 13:276-85. 2006
    ..The association remained after adjusting for sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors. This study shows that a better balance between family life and work outside the home would probably have a health promoting effect...
  34. pmc Associations of multiple socio-economic circumstances with physical functioning among Finnish and British employees
    Elina Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 19:38-45. 2009
    ..This study compared the associations of past and present socio-economic circumstances with physical functioning between employees from Finland and Britain...
  35. ncbi request reprint A comparison of socioeconomic differences in physical functioning and perceived health among male and female employees in Britain, Finland and Japan
    Pekka Martikainen
    Department of Sociology, P O Box 41, University of Helsinki, FIN 00014, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 59:1287-95. 2004
    ..This is exemplified by the lack of health inequalities among employed Japanese women...
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint Gender, living arrangements, and social circumstances as determinants of entry into and exit from long-term institutional care at older ages: a 6-year follow-up study of older Finns
    Pekka Martikainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Gerontologist 49:34-45. 2009
    ..Due to population aging, the need for long-term institutional care is increasing. We study the potentially modifiable sociodemographic factors that affect the rate of entry into and exit from long-term care...
  38. ncbi request reprint Associations between working conditions and angina pectoris symptoms among employed women
    Tea Lallukka
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 68:348-54. 2006
    ..This study aimed to examine whether psychosocial working conditions are associated with angina pectoris (AP) symptoms in women...
  39. 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...
  40. doi request reprint Intentions to retire, life dissatisfaction and the subsequent risk of disability retirement
    Karolna Harkonmäki
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 37:252-9. 2009
    ..To examine the predictive value of intentions to retire early on the process of disability retirement and the contribution of life dissatisfaction to the association between intentions to retire early and disability retirement...
  41. pmc Change in the total and independent effects of education and occupational social class on mortality: analyses of all Finnish men and women in the period 1971-2000
    Pekka Martikainen
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:499-505. 2007
    ..To estimate changes in the total and independent effects of education and occupational social class on mortality over 30 years, and to assess the causes of changes in the independent effects...
  42. pmc Non-response to baseline, non-response to follow-up and mortality in the Whitehall II cohort
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:831-7. 2009
    ..Little is known about the associations between non-response to follow-up surveys and mortality, or differences in these associations by socioeconomic position in studies with repeat data collections...
  43. pmc Changes in alcohol-related mortality and its socioeconomic differences after a large reduction in alcohol prices: a natural experiment based on register data
    Kimmo Herttua
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 18, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1110-8; discussion 1126-31. 2008
    ..These results imply that a large reduction in the price of alcohol led to substantial increases in alcohol-related mortality, particularly among the less privileged, and in chronic diseases associated with heavy drinking...
  44. ncbi request reprint Household income and other socio-economic determinants of long-term institutional care among older adults in Finland
    Elina Nihtilä
    University of Helsinki Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, PO Box 18, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Popul Stud (Camb) 61:299-314. 2007
    ..These results imply that the future need for institutional care will depend not only on the increasing numbers of older people but also on socio-economic factors and housing conditions...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint The effects of regional characteristics on alcohol-related mortality-a register-based multilevel analysis of 1.1 million men
    Jenni Blomgren
    Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 58:2523-35. 2004
    ..Fuller understanding of the mechanisms underlying the effects of area measures of social structure and cohesion on risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related mortality is needed...
  47. ncbi request reprint Educational differences in completed fertility: a behavioral genetic study of Finnish male and female twins
    Jessica Nisén
    Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Demography 50:1399-420. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that familial factors may play a role in the process through which educational differences in completed fertility are formed. ..
  48. doi request reprint Seven-year hospital and nursing home care use according to age and proximity to death: variations by cause of death and socio-demographic position
    Pekka Martikainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 18, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:1152-8. 2012
    ..The authors estimate hospital and nursing home care use by age and proximity to death for selected causes and by gender, education and marital status...
  49. 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
    ....
  50. doi request reprint The effects of family type on child mortality
    Hanna Remes
    Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 21:688-93. 2011
    ..This study seeks to determine if family type is associated with child mortality and whether any association remains after controlling for socio-economic factors...
  51. pmc Institutionalization of older adults after the death of a spouse
    Elina Nihtilä
    Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 98:1228-34. 2008
    ..We also examined whether high levels of education or household income buffered the effects of bereavement on institutionalization...
  52. pmc Neighbourhoods and self rated health: a comparison of public sector employees in London and Helsinki
    Mai Stafford
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:772-8. 2004
    ..Neighbourhood variations in health and the contribution of residents' characteristics and neighbourhood indicators were compared in London and Helsinki, two settings where inequality and welfare policies differ...
  53. ncbi request reprint The effects of socioeconomic status and health on transitions in living arrangements and mortality: a longitudinal analysis of elderly Finnish men and women from 1997 to 2002
    Pekka Martikainen
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S99-109. 2008
    ..Objectives were to study the effects of socioeconomic factors on transitions in living arrangements and mortality for men and women...
  54. doi request reprint Language-group mortality differentials in Finland in 1988-2004: assessment of the contribution of cause of death, sex and age
    Petteri Sipilä
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 19:492-8. 2009
    ..We study recent trends in sex- and age-specific language-group mortality from 1988 to 2004, focusing on the relative contribution of the main causes of death and differences in sociodemographic structure...
  55. doi request reprint Divorce and changes in the prevalence of psychotropic medication use: a register-based longitudinal study among middle-aged Finns
    Niina Metsä-Simola
    University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research, P O Box 59, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 94:71-80. 2013
    ..Counselling is needed for individuals in the process of divorce, rather than economic support for divorced individuals...
  56. doi request reprint A register-based study on excess suicide mortality among unemployed men and women during different levels of unemployment in Finland
    Netta Mäki
    Department of Social Research Population Research Unit, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:302-7. 2012
    ..This study analyses the association between unemployment and suicide during different levels of national unemployment adjusting for several factors that might explain or mediate the relationship...
  57. ncbi request reprint Mortality inequalities by parental education among children and young adults in Finland 1990-2004
    Hanna Remes
    Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:136-41. 2010
    ..This study examines the presence and strength of the association between parental education and mortality during different periods of childhood and young adulthood, and changes in the association over time...
  58. ncbi request reprint Occupational class inequalities across key domains of health: results from the Helsinki Health Study
    Eero Lahelma
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 15:504-10. 2005
    ..e. the subjective, functional and medical domains. Additionally, we examine whether physical or mental workload will affect these inequalities, and whether these effects are specific to particular health indicators...
  59. 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns and 15-y risks of major coronary events, diabetes, and mortality
    Eric J Brunner
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1414-21. 2008
    ..Few studies have examined the long-term effect of habitual diet on risks of incident diabetes, coronary heart disease, and mortality...
  61. pmc Influence of change in psychosocial work characteristics on sickness absence: The Whitehall II Study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:55-61. 2006
    ..To study the influence of change in self perceived psychosocial work characteristics on subsequent rates of sickness absence...
  62. 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...
  63. doi request reprint Language-group mortality differentials in Finland: the effects of local language composition
    Petteri Sipilä
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Health Place 16:446-51. 2010
    ....
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint Mental health functioning (SF-36) and intentions to retire early among ageing municipal employees: the Helsinki Health Study
    Karoliina Harkonmäki
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 34:190-8. 2006
    ..To examine the associations of mental health functioning with intentions to retire early among ageing municipal employees...
  66. 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...
  67. doi request reprint The effects of individual taxable income, household taxable income, and household disposable income on mortality in Finland, 1998-2004
    Pekka Martikainen
    Population Research Institute, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Popul Stud (Camb) 63:147-62. 2009
    ..The causal effects of income on mortality remain difficult to establish with certainty, and may easily be overestimated. Causal explanations based solely on material factors should be treated with scepticism...
  68. doi 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...
  69. pmc An evaluation of the impact of a large reduction in alcohol prices on alcohol-related and all-cause mortality: time series analysis of a population-based natural experiment
    Kimmo Herttua
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 40:441-54. 2011
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Differences in mortality by marital status in Finland from 1976 to 2000: analyses of changes in marital-status distributions, socio-demographic and household composition, and cause of death
    Pekka Martikainen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Popul Stud (Camb) 59:99-115. 2005
    ..At the end of the 1990s about 15 per cent of all deaths above the age of 30 would not have occurred if the non-married population had had the same age-specific mortality rates as the married population...
  71. ncbi request reprint Life-course experiences and mortality by adult social class among young men
    Tiina Pensola
    Department of Sociology, Population Research Unit, University of Helsinki, P O Box 18, FIN 00014, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 58:2149-70. 2004
    ..In summary, social class differences in total mortality among men in their middle adulthood were only partly determined by parental home but they were mainly attributable to educational, marital, and employment paths in youth...
  72. doi request reprint Nonmarital cohabitation among older Finnish men and women: socioeconomic characteristics and forms of union dissolution
    Heta Moustgaard
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 18, Helsinki FIN 00014, Finland
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:507-16. 2009
    ..Nonmarital cohabitation has increased substantially among older adults. Our objective was to enhance understanding of cohabitation by comparing elderly cohabiters with the married according to socioeconomic status and union dissolution...
  73. doi request reprint The role of socioeconomic indicators on non-alcohol and alcohol-associated suicide mortality among women in Finland. A register-based follow-up study of 12 million person-years
    Netta Mäki
    Department of Sociology, Population Research Unit, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 68:2161-9. 2009
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Differential trends in alcohol-related mortality: a register-based follow-up study in Finland in 1987-2003
    Kimmo Herttua
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:456-64. 2007
    ..To assess to what extent alcohol-related mortality has changed by age, sex and education in Finland in 1987-2003, a period which saw two periods of economic growth, separated by a severe depression (1991-1995)...
  75. doi request reprint Why older people living with a spouse are less likely to be institutionalized: the role of socioeconomic factors and health characteristics
    Elina Nihtilä
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 36:35-43. 2008
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  76. ncbi request reprint Does conflict between home and work explain the effect of multiple roles on mental health? A comparative study of Finland, Japan, and the UK
    Tarani Chandola
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 33:884-93. 2004
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  77. ncbi request reprint Effect of living conditions in the parental home and youth paths on the social class differences in mortality among women
    Tiina H Pensola
    Population Research Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 31:428-38. 2003
    ..A longitudinal study was undertaken to assess the effects of parental home and youth paths on the adult social class differences in mortality among women...
  78. ncbi request reprint Incidence and prognostic implications of stable angina pectoris among women and men
    Harry Hemingway
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, England
    JAMA 295:1404-11. 2006
    ..Stable angina pectoris in women has often been considered a "soft" diagnosis, with less-severe prognostic implications than in men, but large-scale population studies are lacking...
  79. ncbi request reprint The effects of unemployment on mortality following workplace downsizing and workplace closure: a register-based follow-up study of Finnish men and women during economic boom and recession
    Pekka Martikainen
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1070-5. 2007
    ..Individual-level studies may thus overestimate the causal effects of unemployment on mortality...
  80. doi request reprint The effects of a large reduction in alcohol prices on hospitalizations related to alcohol: a population-based natural experiment
    Kimmo Herttua
    Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 106:759-67. 2011
    ..We examined the effects of these changes on alcohol-related hospitalizations...
  81. ncbi request reprint The effects of migration on the relationship between area socioeconomic structure and mortality
    Pekka Martikainen
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Place 14:361-6. 2008
    ..However, because these mortality differences and the migratory flows were relatively small, their effects on area socioeconomic differences in mortality were also small...
  82. pmc Mortality patterns in the Russian Federation: indirect technique using widowhood data
    Martin Bobak
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, England
    Bull World Health Organ 80:876-81. 2002
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  83. pmc Living arrangements and mental health in Finland
    Kaisla Joutsenniemi
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Department of Health and Functional Capacity, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:468-75. 2006
    ..This study aims to establish the extent and determinants of mental health differences by living arrangement in terms of psychological distress (GHQ) and DSM-IV psychiatric disorders (CIDI)...
  84. 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint Mortality differences according to living arrangements
    Seppo Koskinen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Health and Functional Capacity, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1255-64. 2007
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  86. ncbi request reprint The contribution of musculoskeletal disorders and physical workload to socioeconomic inequalities in health
    Akseli Aittomäki
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki Finland
    Eur J Public Health 17:145-50. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to examine whether the association of physical workload with musculoskeletal disorders might explain occupational social class inequalities in self-rated health...
  87. ncbi request reprint A comparison of socio-economic differences in long-term sickness absence in a Japanese cohort and a British cohort of employed men
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada machi, Kahoku gun, Ishikawa, Japan
    Eur J Public Health 14:413-6. 2004
    ..To assess the effects of self-rated health and behavioural risk factors on sickness absence in the two cohorts, and whether they explain socio-economic differences in sickness absence within and between cohorts...
  88. ncbi request reprint Living arrangements, heavy drinking and alcohol dependence
    Kaisla Joutsenniemi
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Department of Health and Functional Capacity, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:480-91. 2007
    ..To assess the variation in heavy drinking and alcohol dependence by living arrangements, and the contribution of social and behavioural factors to this variation...
  89. ncbi request reprint The effect of point of reference on the association between self-rated health and mortality
    Kristiina Manderbacka
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 56:1447-52. 2003
    ..When adding both measures into the model simultaneously, the age-referential question lost much of its predictive power. The findings suggest that self-rated health measures are not insensitive to differences in question wording...
  90. pmc The association between self-rated health and mortality in different socioeconomic groups in the GAZEL cohort study
    Archana Singh-Manoux
    INSERM, U687 IFR69, HNSM, 14 rue du Val d Osne, 94415 Saint Maurice Cedex, France
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1222-8. 2007
    ..Self-rated health (SRH) is considered a valid measure of health status as it has been shown to predict mortality in several studies. We examine whether SRH predicts mortality equally well in different socioeconomic groups...
  91. ncbi request reprint Neighbourhood inequalities in health and health-related behaviour: results of selective migration?
    Frank J van Lenthe
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Place 13:123-37. 2007
    ..Over 10 years of follow-up, selective migration will hardly contribute to neighbourhood inequalities in health and health-related behaviour...
  92. 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...
  93. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in physical and mental functioning of Japanese civil servants: explanations from work and family characteristics
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 63:430-45. 2006
    ..The different patterns of SES inequalities in health between men and women deserve further research...
  94. 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
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  95. ncbi request reprint Explaining social inequalities in health by sleep: the Japanese civil servants study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:63-70. 2006
    ..Individuals of low socioeconomic status (SES) are likely to have poor sleep and poor health. This study aims to evaluate whether and how much of the socioeconomic differences in health are explained by sleep...
  96. 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
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  97. pmc What does self rated health measure? Results from the British Whitehall II and French Gazel cohort studies
    Archana Singh-Manoux
    INSERM, U687, HNSM, 14 rue du Val d Osne, 94415 Saint Maurice Cedex, France
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:364-72. 2006
    ..To investigate the determinants of self rated health (SRH) in men and women in the British Whitehall II study and the French Gazel cohort study...
  98. ncbi request reprint Educational inequalities in cancer mortality differ greatly between countries around the Baltic Sea
    Nicole P M Ezendam
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Room AE 139, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 44:454-64. 2008
    ..To compare educational inequalities in cancer mortality between Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Sweden...
  99. doi request reprint Associations of job strain and working overtime with adverse health behaviors and obesity: evidence from the Whitehall II Study, Helsinki Health Study, and the Japanese Civil Servants Study
    Tea Lallukka
    Department of Public Health, P O Box 41 Mannerheimintie 172, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 66:1681-98. 2008
    ..In conclusion, job strain and working overtime had some, albeit mostly weak and inconsistent, associations with adverse health behaviors and obesity in these middle-aged white-collar employee cohorts from Britain, Finland, and Japan...
  100. ncbi request reprint Work and family characteristics as determinants of socioeconomic and sex inequalities in sleep: The Japanese Civil Servants Study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    Sleep 29:206-16. 2006
    ..To clarify whether socioeconomic and sex inequalities in poor sleep quality are explained by socioeconomic and sex differences in work and family characteristics...
  101. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial determinants of health in social epidemiology
    Pekka Martikainen
    Int J Epidemiol 31:1091-3. 2002