Lucia Pozzi

Lucia Pozzi
Università degli Studi di Sassari | UNISS

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This work aims to offer a spatial analysis of municipal mortality for the whole of Italy in the period 2012-2016 and to assess whether the very large geographical differences in unemployment levels may be of help in explaining mortality differentials across the country. We find that the municipalities characterized by the highest unemployment rate,...
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The province of Cadiz, Spain, is a highly industrialized area with numerous registered industrial plants, which has led to major concern regarding the possible influence of these facilities on the high rate of cancer-related mortality observed. Our objective was to evaluate the association between digestive cancer mortality and proximity to industr...
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Introduction Geographical variations in cancer mortality can be explained, in part, by their association with social inequalities. The objective of our study was to analyse the spatial pattern of mortality in relation to the most common causes of cancer in the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia and its possible association with social inequa...
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Residential proximity to industrial facilities that release pollutants is a source of exposure to a high number of toxics, many of them known or suspected carcinogens. The objective of the study was to analyze the association between lung, larynx, bladder, and kidney cancer mortality and deprivation in areas proximate to polluting industrial facili...
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The pioneering medical statistician, William Farr, commented in 1875 on the lack of improvement in maternal mortality in England and wondered: “How long is this sacrifice of lives to go on?” The same question might have been posed, perhaps even more sharply, in relation to the neighbouring island of Ireland. According to some authorities the burden...
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Sardinia has been for long times under the lens of biologists, demographers and social scientists for the high longevity of the population of some of its territories. However, and in some sense paradoxically, the island represents an ideal context to study the effect on human mortality produced by the environmental deterioration caused by the settl...
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Cancer mortality data showed in Spain a pattern of differential mortality, higher in Andalusia, although in recent years a downward trend has been observed. Excess risk affected mainly to the andalusian provinces of Cadiz, Huelva and Seville. Several studies show the association between socioeconomic inequalities and cancer, increasing mortality i...
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The timings of historical fertility transitions in different regions are well understood by demographers, but much less is known regarding their specific features and causes. In the study reported in this paper, we used longitudinal micro-level data for five local populations in Europe and North America to analyse the relationship between socio-eco...
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The originality of this study lies in its use of individual microlevel data in reference to a medium-size urban community, the Sardinian municipality of Alghero. For the first time in the urban Italian context we are able to analyse the role of socio-economic determinants and environmental conditions affecting infant and mortality for the cohorts b...
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This paper is intended as a contribution to the debate on the determinants of physical stature in the past and it specifically investigates whether, in Sardinia, height − considered as a proxy of the share of household resources allocated to a child’s growth − was influenced by the number of brothers and sisters amongst whom parents had to distribu...
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Objective: This article provides an overview of the AKeA2 study, with a particular focus on data collection concerning family genealogies of the Sardinian centenarians and controls, and on the quality of these data. A first analysis of the main characteristics of the survey data is also summarized and selected preliminary results are presented. Met...
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Objective: Referring to the multidisciplinary and multipurpose survey AKeA2, and focusing on family genealogy data on centenarian women and controls, this paper aims to verify the hypothesis that maternal longevity is associated with lower infant mortality in offspring, after having controlled for fertility characteristics, familial longevity and s...
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In recent decades, main demographic historical research assessed the importance of bio-demographic components in human reproduction, before the diffusion of birth control and contraceptive techniques. According to this dominant view, before fertility decline, marital fertility was mainly regulated by biological and physiological factors and socio-e...
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p>BACKGROUND Despite a long interest in the historical fertility transition, there is still a lack of knowledge about disaggregated patterns, which could help us understand the mechanisms behind the transition. In previous research there is a widely held view that there was a change in the association between social status and fertility in conjunct...
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Background: Despite the large amount of research on European fertility transition, the mechanisms of this demographic process are still poorly understood. This is particularly true in the Italian demographic experience, especially for some regions. Objective: We wish to improve the knowledge of the determinants of fertility transition in Sardinia,...
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This paper aims at exploring Italian mortality structure (by age and cause of death) at the regional level in the last decades of the 19th Century. These years, corresponding to the beginning of the health transition process, were crucial in the Italian experience. The analysis is based on a careful exploitation of the volume “Statistica delle caus...
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This paper focuses on remarriage in Sardinia from the years following national unification (1861) until the first decades of the twentieth Century. The marriage pattern on the island was different from the one that predominated in Italy. As early as the High Middle Ages, marriage was celebrated within the context of a distinctive property and inher...
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Widowhood and Remarriage in Sardinia, 1866-1925 This paper focuses on remarriage in Sardinia from the years following national unification (1861) until the first decades of the twentieth Century. The marriage pattern on the island was different from the one that predominated in Italy. As early as the High Middle Ages, marriage was celebrated within...
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According to the Italian statistical official sources, in the decades after national unification (1861), Sardinia was the region with the lowest neonatal and infant mortality rate in the country and a stillbirth rate significantly lower than the national average. The principal aim of this article is to reconsider the evolution of infant mortality i...
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This paper examines the impact of socioeconomic conditions on health and mortality between birth and adulthood within the Sardinian community of Alghero, based on data from civil registers and military conscription lists for the period 1866-1925. Socioeconomic status does prove to have a significant effect on chances of survival especially in infan...
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This paper aims to discuss the validation and family determinants affecting the longevity of Sardinian centenarians, using a genealogical approach. This preliminary study presents the first results of a genealogical tree reconstruction of selected centenarians aged 105 and over, from certain areas. These are mostly situated in the province of Nuoro...
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PIP: The authors discuss the use of inverse projection to examine population growth in four regions of Italy between 1750 and 1911. Information is included on population and growth rates; life expectancy at birth; crude birth rate; and nuptiality, fertility, and mortality.
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PIP: The authors attempt to summarize what is known about population trends in the various states into which Italy was divided in the period before unification in the late nineteenth century, and in the period immediately following unification. Data are primarily from the official records of the various states and local authorities concerned. The a...
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Italia ha representado en el panorama europeo, un caso de transición demográfica retardada Este fenómeno ha sido interpretado generalmente come una consecuencia del tardío descenso de la mortalidad infantil en el país. Diversos estudios han documentado ampliamente el estrecho lazo existente entre la condición socioeconómica y la mortalidad infantil...
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Il volume prende le mosse dalla sessione su Salute, malattia e sopravvivenza in Italia fra ’800 e ’900 , che riuniva attorno a questa vasta tematica temi studiosi di varie discipline, nell’ambito del convegno «Le grandi transizioni tra ’800 e ’900. Popolazione, società, economia », della Società Italiana di Demografia Storica, tenutosi a Pavia nel...
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Il lavoro introduce il tema della transizione sanitaria , riproposto nella sua accezione di trasformazione triplice: dei profili epidemiologici, dei rischi di malattia e delle forme di attenzione alla salute. Il concetto di health transition , nell’originaria e più espressiva denominazione anglosassone, include, infatti, accanto all’evoluzione del...
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Il saggio analizza la mortalità fino al quinto compleanno in Sardegna e, più precisamente, nella comunità marina di Alghero e nel villaggio montano di Urzulei, nella regione Ogliastra, un’area dell’interno rimasta nei secoli fortemente isolata. I dati delle due comunità, al di là di non poche incertezze nella valutazione del fenomeno della nati-mor...

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LONGPOP aims to create network to utilize different research teams to share experiences, construct joint research, create a training track for specialist in the field of data management and statistical techniques and increase the number of users of these large– possibly underused –longitudinal population registers and large research databases, making more scientists and stakeholders aware of the richness in the databases. LONGPOP network is made up of 15 Early-Stage Researchers, 10 beneficiaries and 1 partner (Europe), and external collaborators (USA). LONGPOP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676060. http://longpop-itn.eu/ Twitter: @LongPopITN Facebook: @longpop.itn LinkedIN: LONGPOP ITN