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Life course socioeconomic position, alcohol drinking patterns in midlife, and cardiovascular mortality: Analysis of Norwegian population-based health surveys

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Frequency distribution of the study population (n = 207,394) according to the index of life course SEP (range 0–20) and (superimposed) the association of the index with the risk of cardiovascular mortality (8,435 deaths) during a mean (SD) follow-up of 16.6 (4.0) years.

Cox proportional hazard model with life course socioeconomic index modelled as a penalised smoothing spline. The HR is on log scale and the relationship presented at the mean value of the covariates age and gender. HR, hazard ratio; SEP, socioeconomic position.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002476.g002