Birgit Abelsen (born 1966) PhD in health sciences, cand.scient. in statistics and master of public health, research director and associate professor. She has contributed to the concept, design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, literature searches and preparation/revision of the manuscript, and has approved the submitted version.
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National Centre of Rural Medicine
Department of Community Medicine
UiT The Arctic University of Norway