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Early-life socioeconomic circumstances explain health differences in old age, but not their evolution over time
  1. Boris Cheval1,2,
  2. Dan Orsholits1,
  3. Stefan Sieber1,
  4. Silvia Stringhini3,
  5. Delphine Courvoisier1,2,
  6. Matthias Kliegel1,4,
  7. Matthieu P Boisgontier5,
  8. Stephane Cullati1,2
  1. 1 Swiss NCCR 'LIVES - Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives', University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  2. 2 Department of General Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  3. 3 Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  4. 4 Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  5. 5 Physical Therapy, UBC Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Boris Cheval, Swiss NCCR “LIVES - Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives”, University of Geneva, Geneva 1205, Switzerland; boris.cheval{at}unige.ch

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it first published. The 7th author's name has been corrected.

  • Contributors BC designed the analyses. BC analysed the data. BC drafted the manuscript. All authors helped in the interpretation of the data and critically appraised and approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research 'LIVES—Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives', which is financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF; 51NF40-160590). BC is supported by an Ambizione grant (No: PZ00P1_180040) from the SNSF. The authors are grateful to the SNSF for financial assistance.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The relevant local research ethics committees in the participating countries approved SHARE.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement This SHARE dataset is available at http://www.share-project.org/data-access.html.

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Footnotes

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it first published. The 7th author's name has been corrected.

  • Contributors BC designed the analyses. BC analysed the data. BC drafted the manuscript. All authors helped in the interpretation of the data and critically appraised and approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research 'LIVES—Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives', which is financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF; 51NF40-160590). BC is supported by an Ambizione grant (No: PZ00P1_180040) from the SNSF. The authors are grateful to the SNSF for financial assistance.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The relevant local research ethics committees in the participating countries approved SHARE.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement This SHARE dataset is available at http://www.share-project.org/data-access.html.

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