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Linda Enroth

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tampere University
phone number+358401901647
Kauppi Campus

About me

I have PhD in Health Sciences (2017). In my PhD theses, I examined socioeconomic inequalities in health, functioning, mortality and round-the-clock care in people aged 90+. My postdoctoral research has mainly focused on the societal consequences of lengthening old age. In particular, I have examined time trends in health expectancies and health inequalities and predictors of health and social service use. Recently, I started as a principal investigator of the Vitality 90+ Study.

Main positions of trust

2022- Chair in the Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research

2020-2021 Board member in Gerontology Research Center

2015-2022 Board member in the Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research, A deputy member since 2018

2017-2020 Secretary and an accountant in the Nordic Gerontological Federation

2018-2020 Deputy member of the board in the GeroCenter Foundation 

2014-2016 Membership secretary in the Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research

Research topics

Health and functioning

Socioeconomic status

Health inequality

Life expectancy

Health expectancy

Longevity

Health and social care services

Research fields

Gerontology

Health Sciences

Epidemiology

Selected publications

2020-2022

Enroth L, Jasilionis D, Németh L, Strand BH, Tanjung I, Sundberg L, Fors S, Jylhä M & Brønnum-Hansen H. Changes in socioeconomic differentials in old age life expectancy in four Nordic countries – The impact of educational expansion and education-specific mortality. European Journal of Ageing. Accepted 15.4.2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-022-00698-y 

Enroth L, Fors S 2021. Trends in the social class inequalities in disability and self-rated health: Repeated cross-sectional surveys from Finland and Sweden 2001-2018. International Journal of Public Health, 66:645513. https://doi.org/10.3389/ijph.2021.645513

Kananen L, Enroth L, Raitanen J, Jylhävä J, Bürkle A, Moreno Villanueva M, Bernhardt J, Toussaint O, Grubeck Loebenstein B, Malavolta M, Basso A, Piacenza F, Collino S, Gonos E.S, Sikora E, Gradinaru D, Jansen E.H.J.M, Dollé M.E.T, Salmon M, Stuetz W, Weber D, Grune T, Breusing N, Simm A, Capri M, Franceschi C, Slagboom P.E, Talbot D.C.S, Libert C, Koskinen S, Bruunsgaard H, Hansen Å.M, Lund R, Hurme M, Jylhä M 2021. Self rated health in individuals with and without disease is associated with multiple biomarkers representing multiple biological domains. Scientific Reports 11, 6139. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85668-7

Enroth L, Pulkki J 2021. Aistivaikeudet, arki ja toimintakyky 90 vuotta täyttäneillä. (Sensory difficulties, everyday life and functional ability among people aged 90+). Gerontologia, 35(2), 121-137. https://doi.org/10.23989/gerontologia.96102  

Enroth L, Raitanen J, Halonen P, Tiainen K, Jylhä M 2021. Trends of Physical Functioning, Morbidity, and Disability-Free Life Expectancy Among the Oldest Old: Six Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys Between 2001 and 2018 in the Vitality 90+ Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 76(7), 1227-1233. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa144

2018-2019

Enroth L, Veenstra M, Aartsen M, Kjær AA, Juul Nilsson C & Fors S 2019. Are there educational disparities in health among the oldest old? Evidence from the Nordic countries. European Journal of Ageing, 16, 415-424. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-019-00517-x

Hoogendijk EO, van der Noordt M, Onwuteaka-Philipsen BD, Deeg DJH, Huisman M, Enroth L & Jylhä M 2019. Sex differences in healthy life expectancy among nonagenarians: A multistate survival model using data from the Vitality 90+ study. Experimental Gerontology, 116, 80-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2018.12.015

Halonen P, Raitanen J, Enroth L, Jämsen E & Jylhä M 2019. Chronic conditions and multimorbidity in population aged 90 years and over: associations with mortality and long-term care admission. Age and Ageing, 48(4), 564-570. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz019

Nosraty L, Pulkki J, Raitanen J, Enroth L & Jylhä M 2019. Successful Aging as a Predictor of Long-Term Care Among Oldest Old: The Vitality 90+ Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 38(4), 553-571. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464817716968

Jylhä M, Enroth L, Halonen P (2019). Vanhoista vanhimpien terveys ja toimintakyky. Duodecim, 135 (11), 1085-1091.

Enroth L, Aaltonen M, Raitanen J, Nosraty L & Jylhä M 2018. Does use of long-term care differ between occupational classes among the oldest old? Vitality 90+ Study. European Journal of Ageing, 15(2), 143-153. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10433-017-0445-0

Jørgensen TSH, Fors S, Nilsson CJ, Enroth L, Aaltonen M, Sundberg L, Brønnum-Hansen H, Strand BH, Chang M ja Jylhä M. 2018. The ageing populations in the Nordic countries: mortality and longevity from 1990-2014. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 47(6), 611-617. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx187.608

Kauppi M, Raitanen J, Stenholm S, Aaltonen M, Enroth L & Jylhä M 2018. Predictors of long-term care among nonagenarians: the Vitality 90 + Study with linked data of the care registers. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 30(8), 913-919. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-017-0869-6

2012-2017

Halonen P, Enroth L, Jylhä M, Tiainen K. 2017. Pitkäaikaissairaudet ja monisairastavuus hyvin vanhoilla sekä niiden yhteys toimintakykyyn ja itse arvioituun terveyteen-Tervaskannot 90+ -tutkimus. (Chronic conditions and multimorbidity - associations with functioning and self-rated health among nonagenarians: The Vitality 90+ Study). Gerontologia, 31(4), 269-281. https://doi.org/10.23989/gerontologia.65943

Enroth L, Raitanen J, Hervonen A, Lehtimäki T, Jylhävä J, Hurme M & Jylhä M 2016. Cardiometabolic and Inflammatory Biomarkers as Mediators between Educational Level and Functioning at the Age of 90 Years. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(3), 412–419. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glv105  

Enroth L, Raitanen J, Hervonen A, Nosraty L & Jylhä M. 2015. Is Socioeconomic Status a Predictor of Mortality in Nonagenarians? The Vitality 90+ Study. Age and Ageing, 44, 123-129. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu092

Nosraty L, Enroth L, Raitanen J, Hervonen A & Jylhä M. 2015. Do Successful Agers Live Longer? The Vitality 90+ Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 27(1), 35-53. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264314535804

Enroth L, Raitanen J, Hervonen A & Jylhä M. 2013. Do Socioeconomic Health Differences Persist in Nonagenarians? The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68(5), 837-847. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbt067

Jylhä M, Enroth L & Luukkaala T. 2013. Trends of functioning and health in nonagenarians − the Vitality 90+ Study. In Robine JM. Jagger C. & Crimmins E. Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 33, ”Healthy Longevity”. Springer Publishing Company, 313-332. 

Helminen S, Sarkeala T, Enroth L, Hervonen A & Jylhä M. 2012. Vanhoista vanhimpien terveys ja elämäntilanne – tuloksia vuoden 2010 Tervaskannot 90+ -tutkimuksesta. Gerontologia, 26(3), 162–171. https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:uta-201702131130  

THESES

Enroth L. 2017. Doctoral thesis: Social inequality in the health of the oldest old: Socioeconomic differences in health, functioning, mortality and long-term care use in the population aged 90+. University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland. Tampere University Press. (Acta Electronica Universitatis Tamperensis 1840). http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0599-4

Enroth L. 2011. Master’s thesis: Sosioekonomiset erot vanhoista vanhimpien terveydessä. Tampereen yliopisto. http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:uta-1-21599