Year: 1976 Source: Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, v.4, no.3, (1976), p.123-129 SIEC No: 19860530

Middle-aged men’s knowledge of the circumstance of their parent’s diseases and death is reliable to such an extent that it can be used when appropriate for therapeutic purposes in familial diseases. This conclusion is based on findings in a health examinations survey of 441 middle-aged men in Uppsala, Sweden where the men were asked whether their parents were dead and, if so, the known cause of death & at what age they had died. Results show 87% compatibility with the official data. (10 Ref.)