Search for dissertations about: "differential mortality"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 46 swedish dissertations containing the words differential mortality.

  1. 1. Opportunity for natural selection in Sweden a study of childhood mortality and differential reproductivity

    University dissertation from Umeå : Department of Genetics, Umeå University

    Author : Helen M. E. Hed; Umeå universitet.; [1986]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Opportunity for selection; Crow s index; Demography; Sweden; 1600-1980; Mortality; Fertility; genetik; Genetics;

    Abstract : Opportunity for natural selection in human populations has so far mainly been studied on anthropological data for tribal populations or on census data for nations. The present study is mainly based on data on individual lifehistories but also, for part of the longitudinal study, on census data. READ MORE

  2. 2. Dying to make a fresh start mortality and health transition in a new South Africa

    University dissertation from Umeå : Folkhälsa och klinisk medicin

    Author : Kathleen Kahn; Umeå universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; age-specific mortality; agincourt; demographic surveillance system; epidemiologic transition; health transition; mortality trends; rural; South Africa; verbal autopsy; vital registration.; MEDICINE Social medicine Public health medicine research areas Epidemiology; MEDICIN Socialmedicin Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden Epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Rationale: Vital registration is lacking in developing settings where health and development problems are most pressing. Policy-makers confront an “information paradox”: the critical need for information on which to base priorities and monitor progress, and the profound shortage of such information. READ MORE

  3. 3. Brood sex ratio and sex differences in Tengmalm’s owl (Aegolius funereus)

    University dissertation from Umeå : Folkhälsa och klinisk medicin

    Author : Tim Hipkiss; Umeå universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : Aegolius funereus; avian CHD1 genes; brood sex ratio; differential mortality; nomadism; northern Sweden; sexual size dimorphism; sibling rivalry; supplementary feeding; vole cycles; zooekologi; Animal Ecology;

    Abstract : Males and females differ in morphology and behaviour, so that selection acts differently on the two sexes. This changes the relative reproductive success of males and females, and it is beneficial for parents to bias the sex ratio of their broods in favour of the sex with the best survival and breeding prospects. READ MORE

  4. 4. Family, Neighborhoods, and Health Conditions for the Development of Human Capabilities

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Economics, Uppsala University

    Author : Evelina Björkegren; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Health; Inequality; Mortality; Intergenerational Mobility; Birth-order; Neighborhoods; Birth; Childhood; Youth; Capabilities; Education; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay 1: We use data from a large sample of adoptees born in Sweden to decompose the intergenerational persistence in health inequality across generations into one pre-birth component, measured by the biological parents’ longevity, and one post-birth component, measured by the adopting parents’ longevity. We find that most of the health inequality is transmitted via pre-birth factors. READ MORE

  5. 5. Infant and child mortality in Eritrea : levels, trends, and determinants

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Gebremariam Woldemicael; Stockholms universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; demografi; Demography;

    Abstract : This thesis has three main objectives: first, to estimate age-specific levels, age patterns and period trends in early mortality at national and sub-national levels in Eritrea; second, to investigate the major possible determinants of infant and child mortality; and third to discuss implications of the main findings for health policy and future research directions.The data used for this study come from the 1995 Eritrea Demographic and Health Survey of 5,469 households and 5,054 women in the reproductive age span. READ MORE