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BMJ Open 2: doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002089
  • Public health
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Dying to be famous: retrospective cohort study of rock and pop star mortality and its association with adverse childhood experiences

Table 1

Sample selection: exclusions and inclusions

N %
Albums 1210 100.0
Excluded
 Compilation albums 2 0.2
 Soundtracks 9 0.7
 Additional albums by performers already included* 279 22.8
Included 923 76.3
Individuals (from 923 albums) 1714 100.0
Excluded
 Excluded genre† 81 4.7
 Not from North America or Europe 69 4.0
Included 1564 91.3
Missing data
 No nationality and date of birth 25 1.6
 No nationality 1 0.1
 No date of birth 49 3.1
Included 1489 95.2
  • *Where additional albums included new band members such individuals were also included in the final data set.

  • †Country, blues, jazz, vocal, celtic, folk, bluegrass and spoken word.

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