Effects of a health screening on mortality and causes of death in middle-aged men. A prospective study from 1970 to 1974 of mean in Malmö, born 1914

Scand J Soc Med. 1977;5(3):137-40. doi: 10.1177/140349487700500305.


All men born in even-numbered months in 1914 and domiciled in Malmö were invited in 1969 to participate in an investigation regarding risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Individuals with a blood pressure of 165/110 and over were treated and a sub-sample of heavy smokers were later invited to take part in a quit-smoking project. During the following five year period total and cause-specific mortality in the examined group was compared with corresponding data for men born in uneven months in 1914. Mortality in the examined cohort was lower than among controls and differed significantly from that in the control group with regard to cardiovascular mortality.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening*
  • Middle Aged
  • Mortality*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk
  • Sweden