Effects of childhood and middle-adulthood family conditions on later-life mortality: evidence from the Utah population database, 1850-2002

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family & Consumer Studies
Program Utah Demography Research Network
Creator Smith, Ken R.; Mineau, Geraldine Page; Kerber, Richard A.
Other Author Garibotti, Gilda
Title Effects of childhood and middle-adulthood family conditions on later-life mortality: evidence from the Utah population database, 1850-2002
Date 2005-01-05
Description How do parents affect the health and longevity of their children? Parents can affect their children's life chances by transmitting a genetic endowment (or liability) for a long life while also providing resources and an environment that enhances (or limits) their children's longevity. Recently, more attention has been given to the role that very early conditions (including in utero) of childhood have on adult health outcomes ([1-3]). These and other investigators have been raising a fundamental question about human aging and whether the risk of mortality in the latter half of life is already "scripted" based on conditions arising during infancy, childhood, and adolescence.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
First Page 1850
Last Page 2002
Subject Growth; Death; Adolescence; Geriatrics
Subject LCSH Longevity; Family; Mortality
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Smith, K.R., Mineau, G.P., Garibotti, G. & Kerber, R. (2005). Effects of Childhood and Middle-Adulthood Family Conditions on Later-Life Mortality: Evidence from the Utah Population Database, 1850-2002. Utah Demography Research Network, Jan. 28, 2005, 1-38.
Series Utah Demography Research Network
Rights Management (c)University of Utah
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k652k6