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Indigenous infant mortality in Sweden: the key to the health transition
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Sami Research.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Sami Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5762-949X
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Sami Research.
Australian National University, Canberra.
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Sami of northern Scandinavia have experienced a positive health development that has brought them from a high-mortality situation two hundred years ago to their present-day low-mortality profile. Their experience is not shared by other indigenous peoples around the world. This study is concerned with infant mortality, a key issue in the health transition process. Long-term infant mortality trends are analyzed in order to compare Sami and non-Sami groups in the area. Data is obtained from the world-unique Northern Population Data Base at Umeå university, and consist of digitized 18th and 19th-century parish records. These complete life biographies include ethnic markers and enable longitudinal studies of causes of death, differences in sex, age-distribution, stillbirths and legitimacy status. The results are discussed from the perspective of the source quality, methodological considerations, the health transition generally in Sweden, and the overall Sami health transition

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2009.
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Health Sciences History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-44164OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-44164DiVA: diva2:418805
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The 26th IUSSP International Population Conference, Marrakech, 27 september-2 october 2009
Note

Session 54: The demography of indigenous populations

Available from: 2011-05-24 Created: 2011-05-24 Last updated: 2016-02-18

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Axelsson, PerSköld, PeterLena, Karlsson

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