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Project type/Form of grant
International cooperation
Title [sv]
FIIP: Grundläggs ojämlikhet i hälsa tidigare i livet? Ett livsloppsperspektiv på socioekonomisk ojämlikhet i kardiovaskulär o...
Title [en]
FIIP: Are health inequities rooted in the past? A novel life course approach to socioeconomic inequities in cardiovascular health in Northern Sweden. Researcher: Paola Mosquera
Abstract [sv]
Life expectancy has increased in Sweden during the last decades, owing first and foremost to reductions in cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality -the persisting leading cause of death in Sweden, as well as in most regions around the world-. However, this promising development has not been matched by corresponding improvements in health equity in Sweden ?health inequalities deemed unfair and avoidable, such as between socioeconomic groups. There is therefore a need to create a knowledge basis for public health encompassing both improved overall population health and an equitable distribution of health. In approaching this topic from a life course perspective, this project aims to examine the life-course determinants of not only cardiovascular health, but also of socioeconomic inequity in cardiovascular health. The project will take advantage of the longitudinal data in the Västerbotten Intervention Programme (VIP) linked to the SIMSAM Lab, and will examine individual and contextual soci
Principal InvestigatorMosquera, Paola
Coordinating organisation
Umeå University
2015-01-01 - 2016-12-31
DiVA, id: project:679Project, id: 2014-02725_Forte

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