IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

The contribution of smoking to regional mortality differences in the Netherlands

Listed author(s):
  • Fanny Janssen

    (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

  • Alette Spriensma

    (VU Medisch Centrum)

Registered author(s):

    We quantify the effect of smoking on Dutch all-cause mortality differences between 40 NUTS-3 regions by mapping, correlating, and decomposing regional variance in age-standardised all-cause mortality, smoking-attributable mortality, smoking- and non-smoking-related mortality. Smoking and consequently smoking-related mortality clearly contribute to the significant regional differences in all-cause mortality, especially among males. Smoking-attributable mortality, which ranged from 22 to 30% among males and 7 to 14% among females, correlated significantly with all-cause mortality, especially for males. Excluding smoking-related mortality the variance declined. The variance in smoking-related mortality contributed 39% of the variance in all-cause mortality among males and 30 % among females.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

    Volume (Year): 27 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 9 (August)
    Pages: 233-260

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:27:y:2012:i:9
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    in new window

    1. repec:aph:ajpbhl:1989:79:12:1621-1627_5 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Brian Rostron, 2010. "A modified new method for estimating smoking-attributable mortality in high-income countries," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 23(14), pages 399-420, August.
    3. Brian Rostron & John Wilmoth, 2011. "Estimating the Effect of Smoking on Slowdowns in Mortality Declines in Developed Countries," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 48(2), pages 461-479, May.
    4. Kunst, A.E. & Looman, C.W.N. & Mackenbach, J.P., 1990. "Socio-economic mortality differences in the Netherlands in 1950-1984: A regional study of cause-specific mortality," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 141-152, January.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:27:y:2012:i:9. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Editorial Office)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.