Pekka Puska
National Institute for Health and Welfare
61Publications
23H-index
5,104Citations
Publications 61
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Published on Mar 25, 2019in International Journal of Public Health
Otto Ruokolainen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Institute for Health and Welfare),
Antero Heloma2
Estimated H-index: 2
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
+ 4 AuthorsPekka Puska23
Estimated H-index: 23
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
Objectives Smoking is declining, but it is unevenly distributed among population groups. Our aim was to examine the socio-economic differences in smoking during 1978–2016 in Finland, a country with a history of strict tobacco control policy.
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Published on Jun 1, 2018in International Journal of Epidemiology 8.36
Katja Borodulin21
Estimated H-index: 21
(National Institute for Health and Welfare),
Hanna Tolonen22
Estimated H-index: 22
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
+ 13 AuthorsMarkku Peltonen54
Estimated H-index: 54
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
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Published on Sep 4, 2018in Tobacco Control 4.15
Pekka Puska23
Estimated H-index: 23
(National Institute for Health and Welfare),
Mike Daube13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Curtin University)
The emergence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the leading cause of global death and disease became evident towards the end of the 1990s. Awareness of this development led in 2000 to the adoption of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Strategy on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases and subsequent publicity.1 2 Well before this, governments, health authorities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) had developed a range of actions in many countries and internatio...
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Published on Aug 1, 2017in European Heart Journal 23.43
Pekka Jousilahti83
Estimated H-index: 83
(National Institute for Health and Welfare),
Kennet Harald16
Estimated H-index: 16
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
+ 9 AuthorsJaakko Tuomilehto74
Estimated H-index: 74
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
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Published on Mar 1, 2017in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 6.75
Michael Sagner3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Illinois at Chicago),
Martin Binks11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Texas Tech University)
+ 7 AuthorsPekka Puska23
Estimated H-index: 23
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
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Published on Mar 1, 2017in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 6.75
Michael Sagner3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Illinois at Chicago),
Amy McNeil6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Illinois at Chicago)
+ 12 AuthorsSamir Kumar Brahmachari2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology)
Abstract Chronic diseases (i.e., noncommunicable diseases), mainly cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and type-2-diabetes, are now the leading cause of death, disability and diminished quality of life on the planet. Moreover, these diseases are also a major financial burden worldwide, significantly impacting the economy of many countries. Healthcare systems and medicine have progressively improved upon the ability to address infectious diseases and react to adverse health event...
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Published on Mar 1, 2016in BMJ 23.56
Pekka Jousilahti83
Estimated H-index: 83
(National Institute for Health and Welfare),
Tiina Laatikainen50
Estimated H-index: 50
(University of Eastern Finland)
+ 7 AuthorsErkki Vartiainen81
Estimated H-index: 81
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
Objective To estimate how much changes in the main risk factors of cardiovascular disease (smoking prevalence, serum cholesterol, and systolic blood pressure) can explain the reduction in coronary heart disease mortality observed among working aged men and women in eastern Finland. Design Population based observational study. Setting Eastern Finland. Participants 34 525 men and women aged 30-59 years who participated in the national FINRISK studies between 1972 and 2012. Interventions Change in ...
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Published on Jun 1, 2016in Global heart
Pekka Puska23
Estimated H-index: 23
(National Institute for Health and Welfare),
Tiina Laatikainen50
Estimated H-index: 50
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
+ 1 AuthorsErkki Vartiainen81
Estimated H-index: 81
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
During the decades after the start of the North Karelia Project in 1971, cardiovascular diseases and related noncommunicable diseases have emerged as the greatest global public health burden. The prevention and control of these diseases have thus become a major challenge and target for global public health, as emphasized by the Political Declaration of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2011. The experiences and results of the North Karelia Project have accordingly received much interna...
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Published on Jun 1, 2016in Global heart
Pekka Jousilahti83
Estimated H-index: 83
(National Institute for Health and Welfare),
Tiina Laatikainen50
Estimated H-index: 50
(University of Eastern Finland)
+ 3 AuthorsPekka Puska23
Estimated H-index: 23
(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
In the 1960s and early 1970s, coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in Finland was the highest in the world, and within Finland, mortality was particularly high in the eastern part of the country. The North Karelia Project, the first large community-based cardiovascular diseases prevention program was established in 1972 to reduce the extremely high CHD mortality through behavioral change and reduction of the main cardiovascular disease risk factors among the whole population of North Karelia, ...
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