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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 136581, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/136581
Research Article

County Differences in Mortality among Foreign-Born Compared to Native Swedes 1970–1999

1School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, 351 95 Växjö, Sweden
2Centre of Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, 351 95 Växjö, Sweden
3Department of Health Sciences, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Lund University, 221 00 Lund, Sweden

Received 9 February 2012; Accepted 16 July 2012

Academic Editor: Rosa Benato

Copyright © 2012 Björn Albin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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