Population Health


Behavioral Determinants of Health and Mortality

Conducted by Mikko Myrskylä; Maarten Jacob Bijlsma, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Alyson van Raalte, Christian Dudel

Risky health behaviors, such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and poor diet, are holding back achievements in population health. This project analyzes the individual and cumulative impact of key health behaviors on trends and differentials in health and mortality.Detailed description

Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity; Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology


Bijwaard, G. E.; Myrskylä, M.; Tynelius, P.; Rasmussen, F.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2017-003. (2017).
Vogt, T. C.; van Raalte, A. A.; Grigoriev, P.; Myrskylä, M.:
Demography 54:3, 1051-1071 (2017).
van Raalte, A. A.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Demographic Research 32:20, 589-620 (2015).