What are people in Greenland dying of and why?





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Published on Apr 17, 2018

Greenland is considered a high-income country that has almost doubled its life expectancy since the 1950s, yet the life expectancy of the country is that of low-income countries - so what are people dying and why?

Greenland's cause of death data have only recently been separated from Denmark in the Global Burden of Disease Study, and Kim is studying how the quality of these data can be improved to further benefit the direction of health policy in the country.

University of Melbourne Data for Health Initiative visiting academic Kim Moesgaard Iburg is Associate Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.


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