Photo: Iceland during the 21st Nordic Demographic Symposium 2019
Credit: Sven Drefahl

An overview on my research is available on this page, however, without any preprints and working papers. Those you can find in my curriculum vitae, which should contain the most complete information. In addition, I maintain my google scholar profile and to some extent my Orcid page.


Aradhya, Siddartha; Brandén, Maria; Drefahl, Sven; Obućina, Ognjen; Andersson, Gunnar; Rostila, Mikael; Mussino, Eleonora; Juárez, Sol Pía

Intermarriage and COVID-19 mortality among immigrants. A population-based cohort study from Sweden. Journal Article

In: BMJ open, 11 (9), pp. e048952, 2021, ISSN: 2044-6055.

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Andersson, Gunnar; Drefahl, Sven

Risken att dö i covid-19 större för utrikesfödda och utsatta grupper [not peer-reviewed] Journal Article

In: Läkartidningen [Journal of the Swedish Medical Association], 4-5 , 2021.

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Kolk, Martin; Drefahl, Sven; Wallace, Matthew; Andersson, Gunnar

Överdödlighet och dödlighet i covid-19 i Sverige under 2020 [Excess mortality and mortality in Covid-19 in Sweden in 2020] Technical Report

Institutet för framtidsstudier, Stockholm [Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm] 2021.

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Meyer, Anna C; Ek, Stina; Drefahl, Sven; Ahlbom, Anders; Hedström, Margareta; Modig, Karin

Trends in Hip Fracture Incidence, Recurrence, and Survival by Education and Comorbidity: A Swedish Register-based Study Journal Article

In: Epidemiology, 32 (3), pp. 425–433, 2021, ISSN: 1044-3983, (Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)).

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Caputo, Jennifer; Carollo, Angela; Mussino, Eleonora; Ahrenfeldt, Linda Juel; Lindahl-Jacobsen, Rune; Drefahl, Sven; Oksuzyan, Anna

Spousal order of migration, gender, and hospitalization among immigrants in Denmark Journal Article

In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, pp. 140349482094472, 2020, ISSN: 1403-4948, (Publisher: SAGE Publications).

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Erlangsen, Annette; Drefahl, Sven; Haas, Ann; Bjorkenstam, Charlotte; Nordentoft, Merete; Andersson, Gunnar

Suicide among persons who entered same-sex and opposite-sex marriage in Denmark and Sweden, 1989–2016: a binational, register-based cohort study Journal Article

In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 74 (1), pp. 78–83, 2020, ISSN: 0143-005X, (Publisher: BMJ).

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Wilson, Ben; Drefahl, Sven; Sasson, Isaac; Henery, Paul M; Uggla, Caroline

Regional trajectories in life expectancy and lifespan variation: Persistent inequality in two Nordic welfare states Journal Article

In: Population, Space and Place, 26 (8), 2020, ISSN: 1544-8444, (Publisher: Wiley).

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Meyer, Anna C; Drefahl, Sven; Ahlbom, Anders; Lambe, Mats; Modig, Karin

Trends in life expectancy: did the gap between the healthy and the ill widen or close? Journal Article

In: BMC Medicine, 18 (1), 2020, ISSN: 1741-7015, (Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC).

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Drefahl, Sven; Wallace, Matthew; Mussino, Eleonora; Aradhya, Siddartha; Kolk, Martin; Brandén, Maria; Malmberg, Bo; Andersson, Gunnar

A population-based cohort study of socio-demographic risk factors for COVID-19 deaths in Sweden. Journal Article

In: Nature Communications, 11 (1), pp. 5097, 2020, ISSN: 2041-1723, (Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC).

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Brandén, Maria; Aradhya, Siddartha; Kolk, Martin; Härkönen, Juho; Drefahl, Sven; Malmberg, Bo; Rostila, Mikael; Cederström, Agneta; Andersson, Gunnar; Mussino, Eleonora

Residential context and COVID-19 mortality among adults aged 70 years and older in Stockholm: a population-based, observational study using individual-level data Journal Article

In: The Lancet Healthy Longevity, 1 (2), pp. e80–e88, 2020, ISSN: 2666-7568, (Publisher: Elsevier BV).

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Monti, Andrea; Drefahl, Sven; Mussino, Eleonora; Härkönen, Juho

Over-coverage in population registers leads to bias in demographic estimates Journal Article

In: Population Studies, 74 (3), pp. 451–469, 2019, ISSN: 0032-4728, (Publisher: Informa UK Limited).

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Oksuzyan, Anna; Mussino, Eleonora; Drefahl, Sven

Sex differences in mortality in migrants and the Swedish-born population: Is there a double survival advantage for immigrant women? Journal Article

In: International Journal of Public Health, 64 (3), pp. 377–386, 2019, ISSN: 1661-8556, (Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC).

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Carollo, Angela; Oksuzyan, Anna; Drefahl, Sven; Camarda, Carlo Giovanni; Ahrenfeldt, Linda Juel; Christensen, Kaare; van Raalte, Alyson

Is the age difference between partners related to womentextbackslashtextquotesingles earnings? Journal Article

In: Demographic Research, 41 , pp. 425–460, 2019, (Publisher: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research).

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Billingsley, Sunnee; Drefahl, Sven; Ghilagaber, Gebrenegus

An application of diagonal reference models and time-varying covariates in social mobility research on mortality and fertility Journal Article

In: Social Science Research, 75 , pp. 73–82, 2018, ISSN: 0049-089X, (Publisher: Elsevier BV).

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Modig, Karin; Drefahl, Sven; Ahlbom, Anders

Närmar vi oss Gränsen? [Are we approaching a limit?] Journal Article

In: Läkartidningen [Journal of the Swedish Medical Association], 115 (E7Y3), 2018.

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Juárez, Sol P; Drefahl, Sven; Dunlavy, Andrea; Rostila, Mikael

All-cause mortality, age at arrival, and duration of residence among adult migrants in Sweden: A population-based longitudinal study Journal Article

In: SSM - Population Health, 6 , pp. 16–25, 2018, ISSN: 2352-8273, (Publisher: Elsevier BV).

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Andersson, Gunnar; Drefahl, Sven

Long-Distance Migration and Mortality in Sweden: Testing the Salmon Bias and Healthy Migrant Hypotheses Journal Article

In: Population Space and Place, 23 (4), pp. e2032, 2017, ISSN: 1544-8444, (Publisher: Wiley Type: Journal Article).

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Drefahl, Sven; Kolk, Martin; Turunen, Jani

Dödlighet (Mortality) Incollection

In: Demografi, pp. 67–92, Studentlitteratur, 2017, ISBN: 978-91-44-11903-8.



Lagergren, Jesper; Andersson, Gunnar; Talbäck, Mats; Drefahl, Sven; Bihagen, Erik; Härkönen, Juho; Feychting, Maria; Ljung, Rickard

Marital status, education, and income in relation to the risk of esophageal and gastric cancer by histological type and site: Socioeconomics and Esophagogastric Cancer Journal Article

In: Cancer, 122 (2), pp. 207–212, 2016, ISSN: 0008-543X, (Publisher: Wiley).

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Drefahl, Sven

J. Anson and M. Luy (Eds.): Mortality in an International Perspective Technical Report

Springer Science and Business Media LLC (1), 2015, (Publication Title: European Journal of Population Volume: 32).

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Karampampa, Korinna; Ahlbom, Anders; Michaelsson, K; Andersson, Thomas; Drefahl, Sven; Modig, Karin

Declining incidence trends for hip fractures have not been accompanied by improvements in lifetime risk or post-fracture survival - A nationwide study of the Swedish population 60 years and older Journal Article

In: Bone, 78 , pp. 55–61, 2015, (Publisher: Elsevier BV).

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Rigattieri, Stefano; Sciahbasi, Alessandro; Drefahl, Sven; Mussino, Eleonora; Cera, Maria; Russo, Cristian Di; Fedele, Silvio; Pugliese, Francesco Rocco

Transradial access and radiation exposure in diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures. Journal Article

In: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 26 (9), pp. 469–474, 2014, ISSN: 1557-2501.

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Caselli, Graziella; Drefahl, Sven; Wegner-Siegmundt, Christian; Luy, Marc

Future Mortality in Low Mortality Countries Incollection

In: Lutz, Wolfgang; Butz, William P; KC, Samir (Ed.): World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century, pp. 226–272, Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Drefahl, Sven; Ahlbom, Anders; Modig, Karin

Losing Ground - Swedish Life Expectancy in a Comparative Perspective Journal Article

In: PLoS ONE, 9 (2), pp. e88357, 2014, (Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)).

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Karampampa, Korinna; Andersson, Tomas; Drefahl, Sven; Ahlbom, Anders; Modig, Karin

Does Improved Survival Lead to a More Fragile Population: Time Trends in Second and Third Hospital Admissions among Men and Women above the Age of 60 in Sweden Journal Article

In: PLoS ONE, 9 (6), pp. e99034, 2014, ISSN: 1932-6203, (Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)).

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Donrovich, Robyn; Drefahl, Sven; Koupil, Ilona

Early life conditions, partnership histories, and mortality risk for Swedish men and women born 1915–1929 Journal Article

In: Social Science & Medicine, 108 , pp. 60–67, 2014, ISSN: 0277-9536, (Publisher: Elsevier BV).

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Santis, Gustavo De; Drefahl, Sven; Vignoli, Daniele

A Period Total Fertility Rate with Covariates for Short-Panel Data Journal Article

In: Population, 69 (3), pp. 419–432, 2014, (Publisher: CAIRN).

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Karampampa, Korinna; Drefahl, Sven; Andersson, Tomas; Ahlbom, Anders; Modig, Karin

Trends in age at first hospital admission in relation to trends in life expectancy in Swedish men and women above the age of 60 Journal Article

In: BMJ Open, 3 (9), pp. e003447, 2013, (Publisher: BMJ).

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Modig, Karin; Andersson, Tomas; Drefahl, Sven; Ahlbom, Anders

Age-Specific Trends in Morbidity, Mortality and Case-Fatality from Cardiovascular Disease, Myocardial Infarction and Stroke in Advanced Age: Evaluation in the Swedish Population Journal Article

In: PLoS ONE, 8 (5), pp. e64928, 2013, (Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)).

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Modig, Karin; Drefahl, Sven; Ahlbom, Anders

Limitless longevity: Comment on the Contribution of rectangularization to the secular increase of life expectancy Journal Article

In: International Journal of Epidemiology, 42 (3), pp. 914–916, 2013, (Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)).

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Ljung, Rickard; Drefahl, Sven; Andersson, Gunnar; Lagergren, Jesper

Socio-Demographic and Geographical Factors in Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Mortality in Sweden Journal Article

In: PLoS ONE, 8 (4), pp. e62067, 2013, (Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)).

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Drefahl, Sven; Lundström, Hans; Modig, Karin; Ahlbom, Anders

The Era of Centenarians: Mortality of the Oldest Old in Sweden Journal Article

In: Journal of Internal Medicine, 272 (1), pp. 100–102, 2012, (Publisher: Wiley).

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Modig, Karin; Drefahl, Sven; Andersson, Thomas; Ahlbom, Anders

The aging population in Sweden: can declining incidence rates in MI, stroke and cancer counterbalance the future demographic challenges? Journal Article

In: European Journal of Epidemiology, 27 (2), pp. 139–145, 2012, (Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC).

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Vignoli, Daniele; Drefahl, Sven; Santis, Gustavo De

Whose job instability affects the likelihood of becoming a parent in Italy? A tale of two partners Journal Article

In: Demographic Research, 26 , pp. 41–62, 2012, (Publisher: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research).

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Drefahl, Sven

Do the Married Really Live Longer? The Role of Cohabitation and Socioeconomic Status Journal Article

In: Journal of Marriage and Family, 74 (3), pp. 462–475, 2012, ISSN: 1741-3737, (Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd).

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Drefahl, Sven

How does the age gap between partners affect their survival? Journal Article

In: Demography, 47 (2), pp. 313–326, 2010, (Publisher: Duke University Press).

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Ahlbom, Anders; Drefahl, Sven; Lundström, Hans

Den åldrande befolkningen (The Aging Population) Journal Article

In: Läkartidningen (Journal of the Swedish Medical Association), 2010.

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Drefahl, Sven

Ein jüngerer Partner - ein längeres Leben? [not peer-reviewed] Journal Article

In: Demografische Forschung aus erster Hand, 6 (1), 2009.

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Drefahl, Sven

The Influence of Season in Persons Aged 105+ inGermany Masters Thesis

University of Rostock, 2005.

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