Relationship between the achievement of successive periodic health examinations and the risk of dying. Appraisal of a prevention scheme

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 05/21/2012

The survival analysis evidenced a significant reduction of all–cause mortality, as well as of cancer and cardiovascular–related mortality, in men and women having benefited from several Periodic Health Examination (PHE). On the other hand, the Cox model by class of propensity score allowed to show a reduction in mortality only in men who returned at least once, in particular that of a higher health interest among the regular beneficiaries of PHE.

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