Health Characteristics of the Stockholm Population — Disease Mapping Using a Computerised System

  • Christina Reuterwall
  • Annika Gustavsson
  • Niklas Hammar
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 11)

Abstract

Stockholm county region has, for some years, been developing a system for disease mapping, which represents the basis for a rapid response facility that could not only be applied but could also be extended to the national level. This chapter describes the system and its planned development. Initially we give an overview of some national Swedish databases useful for disease mapping and show how they are employed within the system. Then, we outline a study where we will use the Stockholm system in a comparison of risk estimates based on ecological and individual data, respectively.

Keywords

Obesity Lymphoma Dementia Schizophrenia Smoke 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christina Reuterwall
    • 1
  • Annika Gustavsson
    • 1
  • Niklas Hammar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyStockholm Centre of Public HealthStockholmSweden

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