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Maternal health
Social and biological determinants of reproductive success in Swedish males and females born 1915–1929
  1. A. Goodman1,
  2. I. Koupil2
  1. 1
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  2. 2
    Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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    To investigate whether early life characteristics predict subsequent reproductive success in a post-demographic transition population; to ascertain the pathways mediating any observed effects; and to examine whether any of the above effects are gender-specific.


    Multi-generational data from a representative, population-based birth cohort and using linkage to routinely collected data.


    Uppsala, Sweden.


    13 666 individuals born in Uppsala university hospital between 1915 and 1929, who were traced and linked to all registered descendants up to 2002.

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