Internationella publikationer


Baumann, I., Sif Eyjólfsdóttir, H., Fritzell, J., Lennartsson, C., Darin-Mattsson, A., Kåreholt, I., Andel, R., Dratva, J., Agahi, N. (2020) Do cognitively stimulating activities affect the association between retirement timing and cognitive functioning in old age? Ageing and Society.

Celeste, R. K., Eyjólfsdóttir, H. S., Lennartsson, C., & Fritzell, J. (2020). Socioeconomic life course models and oral health: a longitudinal analysis. Journal of Dental Research99(3), 257-263.

Dahlberg, L., McKee, K. J., Fritzell, J., Heap, J., & Lennartsson, C. (2020). Trends and gender associations in social exclusion in older adults in Sweden over two decades. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 104032.

Fritzell, J., Lennartsson, C., & Zaidi, A. (2020). Trends and Inequality in the New Active Ageing and Well-Being Index of the Oldest Old: a Case Study of Sweden. Journal of Population Ageing, 1-18.

Nilsen, C., Andel, R., Agahi, N., Fritzell, J., & Kåreholt, I. (2020). Association between psychosocial working conditions in mid-life and leisure activity in old age. Scandinavian journal of public health,

Pandey, N., Darin-Mattson, A., Nilsen, C. (2020). Working conditions mediate the association between social class and physical function in older age in Sweden: a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health.

Rehnberg, J. (2020). What Levels the Association Between Income and Mortality in Later Life: Age or Health Decline?. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 75(2), 426-435.

Shaw, B. A., Dahlberg, L., Nilsen, C., & Agahi, N. (2020). Trends in the Mortality Risk of Living Alone during Old Age in Sweden, 1992–2011. Journal of Aging and Health.


Agahi, N., Dahlberg, L., & Lennartsson, C. (2019). Social integration and alcohol consumption among older people: A fouryear follow-up of a Swedish national sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 196, 40-45.

Enroth L., Veenstra, M., Aartsen, M., Kjaer, A.A., Nilsson, C.J. & Fors, S. (2019). Are there educational disparities in health and functioning among the oldest old? Evidence from the Nordic countries. European Journal of Ageing, 16, 415-424.

Eyjolfsdottir, H. S., Baumann, I., Agahi, N., Fritzell, J., & Lennartsson, C. (2019). Prolongation of working life and its effect on mortality and health in older adults: Propensity score matching. Social Science & Medicine, 226, 77-86.

Eyjólfsdóttir, H. S., Baumann, I., Agahi, N., & Lennartsson, C. (2019). How to measure retirement age? A comparison of survey and register data. Journal of Population Ageing, 1-19.

Jørgenssen, T. S. H., Intergenerational relations and social mobility: Social inequality in physical function in old age. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 80, 58-64.

Lennartsson, C., Fors, S., Heap, J., & Sundberg, L. (2019). Skillnader i psykisk ohälsa bland äldre personer: en genomgång av vetenskaplig litteratur samt en epidemiologisk studie. Stockholm: Folkhälsomyndigheten.

Nilsen, C., Andel, R., Darin-Mattsson, A., & Kåreholt, I. (2019). Psychosocial working conditions across working life may predict late-life physical function: A follow-up cohort study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1125.

Rehnberg, J. (2019) What Levels the Association Between Income and Mortality in Later Life: Age or Health Decline?, The Journals of Gerontology: Series B,


Agahi N, Fors S, Fritzell J, Shaw BA. (2018). Smoking and physical inactivity as predictors of mobility impairment during late life: Exploring differential vulnerability across education level in Sweden. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 73(4): 675–683,

Celeste, R. K., & Fritzell, J. (2018)Do Socioeconomic Inequalities in Pain, Psychological Distress and Oral Health Increase or Decrease Over the Life Course? Evidence from Sweden over 43 years of follow-up, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 72:160-167.

Dahlberg, L., Agahi, N., & Lennartsson, C. (2018). Lonelier than ever? Loneliness of older people over two decades. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 75: 96-103.

Dahlberg, L., Agahi, N., Schön, P., & Lennartsson, C. (2018). Planned and unplanned hospital admissions and their relationship with social factors: Findings from a national, prospective study of people aged 76 years or older. Health Services Research.

Dahlberg, L., Andersson, L., & Lennartsson, C. (2018). Long-term predictors of loneliness in old age: Results of a 20-year national study. Aging & Mental Health, 22(2): 190-196.

Dahlberg, L., Berndt, H., Lennartsson, C., & Schön, P. (2018). Receipt of formal and informal help with specific care tasks among older people living in their own home. National trends over two decades. Social Policy & Administration, 52(1): 91-110.

Darin-Mattsson, A., Andel, R., Celeste, R. K., & Kåreholt, I. (2018). Linking financial hardship throughout the life-course with psychological distress in old age: Sensitive period, accumulation of risks, and chain of risks hypotheses. Social Science & Medicine, 201; 111-119.

Heap, J., Fritzell, J., & Lennartsson, C. (2018) Associations between and coexistence of disadvantages in the oldest old people in Sweden: Patterns of change between 1992 and 2011. Journal of European Social Policy.

Lennartsson, C., Eyjólfsdóttir, HS., Celeste, R.K., & Fritzell, J. (2018) Social class and Infirmity. The role of social class over the life-course. Social Science & Medicine, Population Health, 4:169-177.

Shaw BA, Fors S, Fritzell J, Lennartsson, C, & Agahi N. (2018). Who lives alone during old age? Trends in the social and functional disadvantages of Sweden’s solitary living older adults. Research on Aging, 40(9):815-838.

Sindi S, Johansson L, Skoog J, Mattsson AD, Sjöberg L, Wang HX, Fratiglioni L, Kulmala J, Soininen H, Solomon A, Johansson B, Skoog I, Kivipelto M, Kåreholt I. (2018). Sleep disturbances and later cognitive status: a multi-centre study. Sleep medicine52, 26-33.


Agahi, N., Kelfve, S., Lennartsson, C., & Kåreholt, I. 2016. Alcohol consumption in very old age and its association with survival: a matter of health and physical function. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 159: 240-245.

Darin-Mattsson, A., Fors, A., & Kåreholt, I. (2017) Different indicators of socioeconomic status and their relative importance as determinants of health in old age. International Journal for Equity in Health. 16:173,

Heap, J., Fors, S., & Lennartsson, C. (2017). Coexisting disadvantages in later life: Demographic and socio-economic inequalities. Journal of Population Ageing, 10(3): 247–267.

Kelfve, S. Underestimated health inequalities among older people—A consequence of excluding the most disabled and disadvantaged. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbx032,

Kelfve, S., Fors, S., & Lennartsson, C. (2017). Getting better all the time? Selective attrition and compositional changes in longitudinal and life-course studies. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 8(1), 104-120.

Nilsen, C., Agahi, N. & Kåreholt, I. (2017) Work stressors in late midlife and physical functioning in old age. Journal of Aging and Health, 29(5), 893-911.

Nilsen, C., Agahi, N., Shaw, BA. (2017). Does the association between leisure activities and survival in old age differ by living arrangement? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,


Berndt H, & Fors S. (2016). Childhood living conditions, education and health among the oldest old in Sweden. Ageing & Society, 36(3): 631–648.

Ericsson, M.C., Gatz, M., Kåreholt, I., Parker, M.G., & Fors, S. (2016) Validation of abridged Mini-Mental State Examination scales using population based data from Sweden and USA. European Journal of Ageing.

Nilsen, C., Andel, R., Fritzell, J., & Kåreholt, I. (2016) Work-Related Stress in Midlife and All-Cause Mortality: Can Sense of Coherence Modify This Association? European Journal of Public Health, 26(6), 1055-1061.

Sundberg, L., Agahi, N., Fritzell, J., & Fors, S. (2016). Trends in health expectancies among the oldest old in Sweden, 1992–2011. The European Journal of Public Health European Journal of Public Health, 26(6): 1069–1074,


Andel R, Silverstein M, & Kåreholt I. (2015). The role of midlife occupational complexity and leisure activity in late-life cognition. The journals of gerontology Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, 70(2):314-21.

Dahlberg, L., Andersson, L., Mckee, K.J., & Lennartsson, C. (2015). Predictors of loneliness among older women and men in Sweden: A national longitudinal study. Aging & Mental Health, 19(5): 409-417.

Darin-Mattsson A, Andel R, Fors S, Kåreholt I. (2015). Are occupational complexity and socioeconomic position related to psychological distress 20 years later? Journal of Aging & Health, 27(7): 1266 –1285.

Fors S & Thorslund, M. (2015). Enduring Inequality: Educational disparities in health among the oldest old in Sweden 1992-2011. International Journal of Public Health 60: 91-98.

Heap J, & Fors S. (2015). Duration and accumulation of disadvantages in old age. Social Indicators Research, 123: 411-429.

Kelfve S, & Ahacic K. (2015). Bias in estimates of alcohol use among older people: selection effects due to design, health, and cohort replacement. BMC Public Health, 15(1):769.

Lexomboon D, Wårdh I, Thorslund M, Parker MG. (2015). Determinants of tooth loss and chewing ability in mid- and late life in three Swedish birth cohorts. Ageing & Society Volume 35(6):1304-1317.

Meinow B, Kåreholt I, Thorslund, M, & Parker, M. G. (2015). Complex health problems among the oldest old in Sweden: increased prevalence rates between 1992 and 2002 and stable rates thereafter. European Journal of Aging 12: 285-297.

Silverstein M, & Heap J. (2015). Sense of coherence changes with aging over the second half of life. Advances in Life Course Research, 23, 98-107.


Agahi N, Shaw BA, & Fors S. (2014). Social and economic conditions in childhood and the progression of functional health problems from midlife into old age. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68:734–740.

Kelfve S, Agahi N, Darin Mattsson A, & Lennartsson C. (2014). Increased alcohol use over the past 20 years among the oldest old in Sweden. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.; 31:3, 245-260.

Larsson K, Kåreholt I, & Thorslund M. (2014). Care utilisation in the last years of life in Sweden: The effects of gender and marital status differ by type of care. European Journal of Ageing 11: 349-359.

Lennartsson C, Agahi N, Hols-Salén L, et al. (2014) Data Resource Profile: The Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD). International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(3): 731–738,

Nilsen, C., Andel, R., Fors, S., Meinow, B., Mattsson, A. D., & Kåreholt, I. (2014). Associations between work-related stress in late midlife, educational attainment, and serious health problems in old age: a longitudinal study with over 20 years of follow-up. BMC Public Health, 14:878.

Shaw BA, & Agahi N. (2014). Smoking and physical inactivity patterns during midlife as predictors of all-cause mortality and disability: A 39-year prospective study. European Journal of Ageing 2014; 11(3):195-204,

Wastersson, J., Fors, S. Parker, M.G. & Johnell, K. Inequalities in health care use among older adults in Sweden 1992– 2011: A repeated cross-sectional study of Swedes aged 77 years and older. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2014; 1–9.


Agahi N, Lennartsson C, Kåreholt I, & Shaw B. (2013). Trajectories of social activities from middle age to old age and late-life disability – a 36-year follow-up. Age and Ageing 2013; 42(6):790-793.

Agahi N, & Shaw BA. (2013). Smoking trajectories from midlife to old age and the development of non-life-threatening health problems: A 34-year prospective cohort study. Preventive Medicine, 57(2):107-112.

Fors, S, Agahi, N, & Shaw, BA. (2013). Paying the price? The impact of smoking and obesity on health inequalities in later life. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 41(2):134-141.

Heap J, Lennartsson C, & Thorslund M. (2013). Coexisting disadvantages across the adult age span: a comparison of older and younger age groups in the Swedish welfare state. International Journal of Social Welfare, 22(2):130-140.

Kelfve S, Thorslund M, & Lennartsson C. (2013). Sampling and non-response bias on health outcomes in surveys of the oldest old. European Journal of Ageing, 10(3):237-245.

Parker V, Andel R, Nilsen C, & Kåreholt I. (2013). The association between mid-life socioeconomic position and health after retirement – exploring the role of working conditions. Journal of Aging & Health, 25(5):863-881.

Sundström, G, Thorslund, M. (2013). Healthy Aging in Sweden. In Scharlach A, Hoshino K, editors. Healthy aging in sociocultural context. New York: Routledge Press; p.33-41.


Ahacic K, Kennis R, & Kåreholt I. (2012). Changes in sobriety in the Swedish population over three decades: age, period, or cohort effects? Addiction; 107(4):748-755.

Lexomboon D, Trulsson M, Wårdh I, & Parker MG. (2012). Chewing ability and tooth loss: association with cognitive impairment in an elderly population study. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 60(10):1951-1956.

Parker MG. (2012). Aging in a gendered society: social and biological determinants of health in the elderly population. Chapter: Geriatrics. In: Schenk-Gustafsson K, DeCola PR, Pfaff DW, Pisetsky DS, editors. Handbook of clinical gender medicine. Basel: Karger; p.482-488.

Parker, MG. & Agahi, N. (2012). Cohort change in living conditions and lifestyle among middle aged Swedes: the effects on mortality and late-life disability. In: Phellas C, editor. Aging in European societies. New York: Springer; p.237-253.


Agahi N, Silverstein M, & Parker MG. (2011). Late-life and earlier participation in leisure activities: their importance for survival among older persons. Activities Adaptation & Aging 2011; 35(3):210-222.

Andel R, Crowe M, Kåreholt I, Wastesson J, & Parker MG. (2011). Indicators of Job Strain at Midlife and Cognitive Functioning in Advanced Old Age. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences Social Sciences, 66(3):287-291.

Fors S, Lennartsson C, & Lundberg O. (2011). Live long and prosper? Childhood living conditions, marital status, social class in adulthood and mortality during mid-life: a cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 39(2):179-186.

Johnell, K. & Parker, MG. (2011) Gender differences in medication use by elderly people. In: Månsson SB, editor. From women’s health to gender medicine. Sweden: The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research; p.37-49.

Kåreholt I, Lennartsson C, Gatz M, & Parker MG. (2011). Baseline leisure activity and cognition more than two decades later. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26(1):65-74.

Lennartsson C. (2011). Need and support: determinants of intra-familial financial transfers in Sweden. International Journal of Social Welfare, 20(1):66-74.

Meinow B, Parker MG, & Thorslund M. (2011). Consumers of eldercare in Sweden: the semblance of choice. Social Science Medicine 2011; 73(9):1285-1289.

Schön P, Parker MG, Kåreholt I, & Thorslund M. (2011) Gender differences in associations between ADL and other health indicators in 1992 and 2002. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 23(2):91-98.

Trydegård, G-B, Thorslund, M. (2011). One uniform welfare state or a multitude of welfare municipalities? The evolution of local variation in Swedish elder care. In: Costa-Font J, editor. Reforming long-term care in Europe. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell; p.137-152.


Ahacic K, & Kareholt I. (2010). Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in the general Swedish population from 1968 to 2002: Age, period, and cohort patterns. Pain; 151(1):206-214.

Lennartsson C, Silverstein M, & Fritzell J. (2010). Time-for-Money Exchanges Between Older and Younger Generations in Swedish Families. Journal of Family Issues, 31(2):189-210.

Meinow B, Parker MG, & Thorslund M. (2010). Complex health problems and mortality in the oldest old in Sweden: Decreased risk for men between 1992 and 2002. European Journal of Ageing, 7:81-90.

Parker MG, Lennartsson C, & Kelfve S. (2010). Approcher I’âge de la retraite en Suède: santé et ressources des 50-64 ans entre 1968 et 2000. Retraite et Société, 59:41-59.


Fors S, Lennartsson C, & Lundberg O. (2009). Childhood living conditions, socioeconomic position in adulthood, and cognition in later life — exploring the associations. Journal of Gerontology: B Psychological Sciences Social Sciences, 64(6):750–757.

Schön P, & Parker MG. (2009). Sex differences in health in 1992 and 2002 among very old Swedes. Journal of Population Ageing, 1(2):107-123.


Agahi N, & Parker MG. (2008). Leisure activities and mortality: Does gender matter? Journal of Aging and Health, 20(7):855-871.

Ahacic K, Kennison R, & Thorslund M. (2008). Trends in smoking in Sweden from 1968 to 2002: Age, period and cohort patterns. Preventive Medicine, 46:558-564.

Fors S, & Lennartsson C. (2008). Social mobility, geographical proximity and intergenerational family contact, Ageing & Society, 28:253-270.

Fors S, Lennartsson C, & Lundberg O. (2008). Health inequalities among older adults in Sweden 1991-2002. European Journal of Public Health, 18(2):138-43.

Haider SI, Johnell K, Thorslund M, & Fastbom J. (2008). Analysis of the association between polypharmacy and socioeconomic position among elderly aged 77+ in Sweden. Clinical Therapeutics, 30(2):419-427.

Parker MG, Schön P, Lagergren M, & Thorslund M. (2008). Functional ability in the elderly Swedish population from 1980 to 2005. European Journal of Ageing, 5(4):299-309.


Ahacic K, Kåreholt I, Thorslund M, & Parker MG. (2007). Relationships between symptoms, physical capacity and activity limitations in 1992 and 2002. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 19(3):187-193.

Ahacic K, Parker MG, & Thorslund M. (2007). Aging in disguise: age, period and cohort effects in mobility and edentulousness over three decades. European Journal of Ageing, 4(2):83-91.

Ahacic K, & Thorslund M. (2007). Changes in dental status and dental care utilization in the Swedish population over three decades: age, period or cohort effects? Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 6(2):118-127.

Andel R, Kåreholt I, Parker MG, Thorslund M, & Gatz M. (2007). Complexity of Primary Lifetime Occupation and Cognition in Advanced Old Age. Journal of Aging and Health, 19(3):397-415.

Haider SI, Johnell K, Thorslund M, & Fastbom J. (2007). Trends in polypharmacy and potential drug-drug interactions across educational groups in elderly patients in Sweden for the period 1992-2002. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 45:643-653.

Parker MG, & Thorslund M. (2007). Health trends in the elderly population: Getting better and getting worse. The Gerontologist 2007; 47(2):150-158.

Östberg V, & Lennartsson C. (2007). Getting by with a little help. The importance of various types of social support for health problems. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 35:197-204.


Agahi N, Ahacic K, & Parker MG. (2006). Continuity of leisure participation from middle age to old age. Journals of Gerontology: B Psychological Sciences Social Sciences, 61(6):340-346.

Fors S, Thorslund M, & Parker MG. (2006). Do actions speak louder than words? Self-assessed and performance-based measures of physical and visual function among old people. European Journal of Ageing, 3(1):15-21.

Meinow B, Parker MG, Kåreholt I, & Thorslund M. (2006). Complex health problems in the oldest old in Sweden 1992-2002. European Journal of Ageing, 3(2):98-106.


Agahi N, & Parker MG. (2005). Are today’s older people more active than their predecessors? Participation in leisure-time activities in Sweden in 1992 and 2002. Ageing & Society, 25(6):925-941.

Beckman A, Bernsten C, Parker MG, Thorslund M, & Fastbom J. (2005). The difficulty of opening medicine containers in old age: a population based study. Pharmacy World & Science, 27(5):393-398.

Beckman AG, Parker MG, & Thorslund M. (2005). Can elderly people take their medicine? Patient Education and Counseling 2005; 59(2):186-191.

Fritzell J, & Lennartsson C. (2005). Financial transfer between generations in Sweden. Ageing & Society 2005; 25:397-414.

Parker MG, Ahacic K, & Thorslund M. (2005). Health changes among Swedish oldest old: Prevalence rates from 1992 and 2002 show increasing health problems. Journal of Gerontology: A Medical Sciences, 60(10):1351-1355.


Ahacic K, Parker MG, & Thorslund M. (2003). Mobility Limitations 1974-1991: Period changes explaining improvement in the population. Social Science and Medicine; 57:2411-2422.

Manderbacka K, Kåreholt I, Martikainen P, & Lundberg O. (2003). The effect of point of reference on the association between self-rated health and mortality. Social Science & Medicine, 56:1447-1452.


Silverstein M, & Parker MG. (2002). Leisure activities and the quality of life among the oldest old in Sweden. Research on Aging, 24:528-547.


Kåreholt I. (2001). The relationship between heart problems and mortality in different social classes. Social Science & Medicine; 52:1391-1402.

Lennartsson, C. & Silverstein, M. (2001). Does Engagement-with-Life Enhance Survival of the Oldest Old? An Assessment of the Social and Leisure Activities of the Swedish Elderly. Journal of Gerontology: B Psychological Sciences Social Sciences, 56:335-342.


Ahacic K, Parker MG, & Thorslund M. (2000). Mobility limitations in the Swedish population from 1968 to 1992: Age, gender and social class differences. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 12:190-198.


Lennartsson, C. (1999). Social Ties and Health Among the Very Old in Sweden. Research on Aging, 21:657-681.

Parker, MG, Ahacic K, Thorslund M, & Lundberg O. (1999). Socioeconomic status and health among elderly people in Sweden. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 896:383-385.


Ahacic, K, Barenthin I, & Thorslund M. (1998). Changes in Swedish dental health 1968-91. Swedish Dental Journal, 5-6:211-222.

Kåreholt, I, & Brattberg G. (1998). Pain and Mortality Risk among Elderly Persons in Sweden. Pain, 77:271-278.


Brattberg G, Parker MG, & Thorslund M. (1997). A longitudinal study of pain: reported pain from middle age to old age. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 13(2):144-149.


Bernadotte af Wisborg, G., Claesson, C., Lundberg, O., & Thorslund, M. (1996). Drug usage and self-reported health among a cross-sectional population aged over 75 years. Clinical Drug Investigation, 12(3):156-169.

Brattberg G, Parker MG, & Thorslund M. (1996). The prevalence of pain among the oldest old in Sweden. Pain, 67: 29-34.

Lundberg O, & Thorslund M. (1996). Fieldwork and measurement considerations in surveys of the oldest old. Experiences from the Swedish level of living surveys. Social Indicators Research, 37:165-189.

Manderbacka K, & Lundberg O. (1996). Examining points of reference of self-rated health among Swedish oldest-old. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 23:47-60.

Parker, MG, Gatz, M, & Thorslund, M. (1996). Brief cognitive screening in a field survey of the oldest old. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 8(5):354-359.

Parker, MG., Thorslund, M., Lundberg, O. & Kåreholt, I. (1996). Predictors of physical function – a 24 year follow-up using three outcome variables. Journal of Aging and Health, 8:444-460.


Parker MG, Thorslund, M. & Lundberg, O. (1994). Physical function and social class among Swedish oldest old. Journals of Gerontology: B Psychological Sciences Social Sciences, 49:196-201.

Thorslund, M. & Lundberg, O. (1994). Health and inequalities among the oldest old. Journal of Aging and Health, 6(1):51-69.