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The contribution of psychological distress to socio-economic differences in cause-specific mortality: a population-based follow-up of 28 years

Kirsi M Talala1*, Taina M Huurre2, Tiina KM Laatikainen3, Tuija P Martelin4, Aini I Ostamo25 and Ritva S Prättälä1

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1 Department of Health, Functional Capacity and Welfare, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland

2 Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland

3 Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland

4 Thematic Programmes Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland

5 Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:138  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-138

Published: 28 February 2011

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Appendix figure S1. Conceptual framework of the study.

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Appendix table S1. Logistic regression model (Odds Ratios, 95% Confidence Intervals) for psychological distress by socio-economic position. Males and females. Adjusted for age and study year.

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Appendix table S2. Adjusted Cox proportional hazard model for the unnatural and CHD mortality in self-reported psychological distress. Adjusted for age, age squared and study year.

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