Samuel H Preston

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Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Deadweight?--The influence of obesity on longevity
    Samuel H Preston
    N Engl J Med 352:1135-7. 2005
  2. pmc The changing relation between mortality and level of economic development. 1975
    Samuel H Preston
    Bull World Health Organ 81:833-41. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Sex mortality differences in the United States: the role of cohort smoking patterns
    Samuel H Preston
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Demography 43:631-46. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint The changing relation between mortality and level of economic development. Population Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, July 1975
    Samuel H Preston
    Int J Epidemiol 36:484-90. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Projecting the effect of changes in smoking and obesity on future life expectancy in the United States
    Samuel H Preston
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA
    Demography 51:27-49. 2014
  6. pmc Modeling obesity histories in cohort analyses of health and mortality
    Samuel H Preston
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Epidemiology 24:158-66. 2013
  7. pmc Contribution of obesity to international differences in life expectancy
    Samuel H Preston
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2137-43. 2011
  8. pmc Estimating smoking-attributable mortality in the United States
    Andrew Fenelon
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6298, USA
    Demography 49:797-818. 2012
  9. pmc Nutritional supplementation in girls influences the growth of their children: prospective study in Guatemala
    Jere R Behrman
    Department of Economics and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1372-9. 2009
  10. pmc Ethnic and religious differentials in Bulgarian mortality, 1993-98
    Iliana V Kohler
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6299, USA
    Popul Stud (Camb) 65:91-113. 2011

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Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Deadweight?--The influence of obesity on longevity
    Samuel H Preston
    N Engl J Med 352:1135-7. 2005
  2. pmc The changing relation between mortality and level of economic development. 1975
    Samuel H Preston
    Bull World Health Organ 81:833-41. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Sex mortality differences in the United States: the role of cohort smoking patterns
    Samuel H Preston
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Demography 43:631-46. 2006
    ..Combined with recent changes in smoking patterns, the model suggests that sex differences in mortality will narrow dramatically in coming decades...
  4. ncbi request reprint The changing relation between mortality and level of economic development. Population Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, July 1975
    Samuel H Preston
    Int J Epidemiol 36:484-90. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Projecting the effect of changes in smoking and obesity on future life expectancy in the United States
    Samuel H Preston
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA
    Demography 51:27-49. 2014
    ..83 years from the combined effects. Among women, however, the two sets of effects largely offset one another throughout the projection period, with a small gain of 0.09 years expected by 2040. ..
  6. pmc Modeling obesity histories in cohort analyses of health and mortality
    Samuel H Preston
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Epidemiology 24:158-66. 2013
    ..Other versions of a duration-of-obesity model also perform well, underscoring the importance of obesity at early adult ages for mortality at older ages...
  7. pmc Contribution of obesity to international differences in life expectancy
    Samuel H Preston
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2137-43. 2011
    ..The United States has the highest prevalence of obesity and one of the lowest life expectancies among high-income countries. We investigated the relationship between these 2 phenomena...
  8. pmc Estimating smoking-attributable mortality in the United States
    Andrew Fenelon
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6298, USA
    Demography 49:797-818. 2012
    ..We suggest that our coefficients are suitable for calculating smoking-attributable mortality in contexts with relatively mature epidemics of cigarette smoking...
  9. pmc Nutritional supplementation in girls influences the growth of their children: prospective study in Guatemala
    Jere R Behrman
    Department of Economics and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1372-9. 2009
    ..Better early childhood nutrition improves schooling, adult health, skills, and wages, but there is little evidence regarding its effect on the next generation...
  10. pmc Ethnic and religious differentials in Bulgarian mortality, 1993-98
    Iliana V Kohler
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6299, USA
    Popul Stud (Camb) 65:91-113. 2011
    ..Suicide mortality is lower for Muslims than for Christian groups of the same ethnicity. Consistent with deteriorating economic conditions over the study period, mortality was rising, particularly for women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Obesity paradox: conditioning on disease enhances biases in estimating the mortality risks of obesity
    Samuel H Preston
    From the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Epidemiology 25:454-61. 2014
    ..Many studies have documented an obesity paradox-a survival advantage of being obese-in populations diagnosed with a medical condition. Whether obesity is causally associated with improved mortality in these conditions is unresolved...
  12. pmc A new method for estimating smoking-attributable mortality in high-income countries
    Samuel H Preston
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 39:430-8. 2010
    ..This article develops an alternative to the Peto-Lopez method for estimating the number or fraction of smoking-attributable deaths in high-income countries...