Peer-reviewed Journal Articles



  • Andersson G, Drefahl S, Long-distance Migration and Mortality in Sweden: Testing the Salmon Bias and Healthy Migrant Hypotheses, In: Population Space and Place, DOI: 10.1002/psp.2032
  • Lagergren J, Andersson G, Talbäck M, Drefahl S, Bihagen E, Härkönen J, Feychting M, Ljung R, Marital status, education, and income in relation to risk of esophageal and gastric cancer by histological type and site, In: Cancer, Vol. 122, no. 2 pp. 207-212, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.29731



  • Karampampa K, Ahlbom A, Michaelsson K, Andersson T, Drefahl S, Modig K, 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, In: Bone, Vol. 78, pp. 55-61, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.04.032



  • Drefahl S, Ahlbom A, Modig K, Losing Ground - Swedish Life Expectancy
    in a Comparative Perspective, In: PLOS ONE,  Vol. 9, no. 2, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088357
  • De Santis G, Drefahl S, Vignoli D, A Period TFR with Covariates for Short-Panel Data, In: Population, Vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 463-476, DOI: 10.3917/popu.1403.0463
  • Donrovich RN, Drefahl S, Koupil I, Early life conditions, partnership histories, and mortality risk for Swedish men and women born 1915-1929, In: Social Science & Medicine,  Vol. 108, pp. 60–67, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.02.036
  • Karampampa K, Andersson T, Drefahl S, Ahlbom A, Modig K, 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, In: PLOS ONE, Vol. 9, no. 6, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099034
  • Rigattieri S, Sciahbasi A, Drefahl S, Mussino E, Cera M, Di Russo C, Fedele S, Pugliese FR, Transradial Access and Radiation Exposure in Diagnostic and Interventional Coronary Procedures, In: Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 469-474



  • Ljung R, Drefahl S, Andersson G, Lagergren J, Socio-Demographic and Geographical Factors in Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Mortality in Sweden, In: PLOS ONE,  Vol. 8, no. 4, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062067
  • Modig K, Andersson T, Drefahl S, Ahlbom A, Age-specific Trends in Morbidity, Mortality and Case-fatality from Cardiovascular Disease, Myocardial Infarction and Stroke in Advanced Age: Evaluation in the Swedish Population, In: PLOS ONE,  Vol. 8, no. 5, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064928
  • Modig K, Drefahl S, Ahlbom A, Limitless Longevity: Comment on the Contribution of Rectangularization to the Secular Increase of Life Expectancy, In: International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 42, no. 3, DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyt035.
  • Karampampa K, Drefahl S, Andersson T, Ahlbom A, Modig K, Trends in Age at First Hospital Admission in Relation to Trends in Life Expectancy in Swedish Men and Women above the Age of 60, In: BMJ Open, Vol. 3, no. 9, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003447.


  • Drefahl S., Lundström H., Modig K., Ahlbom A., The Era of Centenarians: Mortality of the Oldest Old in Sweden, In: Journal of Internal Medicine,  Vol. 272, no. 1, pp. 100-102, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.2012.02518.x
  • Drefahl S., The Married Really Live Longer? The Role of Cohabitation and Socioeconomic Status, In: Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 462-475, DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.00968.x
  • Modig K., Drefahl S., Andersson T., Ahlbom A., The Aging Population in Sweden - Can Declining Incidence Rates in MI, Stroke and Cancer Counterbalance the Future Demographic Challenges?, In: European Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 139-145, DOI: 10.1007/s10654-012-9653-2
  • Vignoli D., Drefahl S., De Santis G., Whose Job Instability Affects the Likelihood of Becoming a Parent in Italy? A Tale of Two Partners, In: Demographic Research, Vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 41-62, DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.26.2


  • Drefahl S., How Does the Age Gap Between Partners Affect their Survival?, In: Demography, Vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 313-326, DOI: 10.1353/dem.0.0106
  • Ahlbom A., Drefahl S., Lundström H., Den åldrande befolkningen (The Aging Population) , In: Läkartidningen (Journal of the Swedish Medical Association), Vol. 107, no. 48, pp. 3048-3051, Available online:


Book Chapters




  • Caselli G, Drefahl S, Wegner-Siegmundt C, and Luy M, Future mortality
    in low-mortality countries, In: Lutz W, Butz WP, Samir KC, World Population
    & Human Capital in the 21st Century, pp. 226-272, Oxford: Oxford University
    Press, DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703167.001.0001


Book Reviews




  • Anson J, and Luy, Mortality in an International Perspective, In: European Journal of Population, pp. 1-2,, DOI: 10.1007/s10680-015-9369-6

Other Publications






  • Drefahl S., The Influence of Season in Persons Aged 105+ in Germany, Available online: