European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 20, Issue 8, pp 673–676

Adult Mortality at Age 57 After Prenatal Exposure to the Dutch Famine

  • Rebecca C. Painter
  • Tessa J. Roseboom
  • Patrick M.M. Bossuyt
  • Clive Osmond
  • David J.P. Barker
  • O.P. Bleker
Mortality

DOI: 10.1007/s10654-005-7921-0

Cite this article as:
Painter, R.C., Roseboom, T.J., Bossuyt, P.M. et al. Eur J Epidemiol (2005) 20: 673. doi:10.1007/s10654-005-7921-0

Abstract

Prenatal famine exposure has previously been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes in adulthood. In the current study, we could not demonstrate an effect of prenatal exposure to famine in 2254 term singletons born during the 1944–1945 Dutch famine on adult mortality up to the age of 57 years. Follow-up of this cohort will resolve whether famine exposure is linked to increased adult mortality.

Keywords

Adult mortality Adult survival All cause Cardiovascular Disease specific Maternal famine Maternal undernutrition Prenatal undernutrition Prenatal famine The Dutch famine 

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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca C. Painter
    • 1
  • Tessa J. Roseboom
    • 1
  • Patrick M.M. Bossuyt
    • 1
  • Clive Osmond
    • 2
  • David J.P. Barker
    • 3
  • O.P. Bleker
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Epidemiology and BiostatisticsAcademic Medical Center at the University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.MRC Epidemiology Resource CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Developmental Origins of Adult Disease CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  4. 4.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyAcademic Medical Center at the University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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