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Life-course influences on health in British adults: effects of socio-economic position in childhood and adulthood.

Power, Chris; Atherton, Kate; Strachan, David. P; Shepherd, Peter; Fuller, Elizabeth; Davis, Adrian; Gibb, Ian; Kumari, Meena; Lowe, Gordon; Macfarlane, Gary. J; Rahi, Jugnoo; Stansfeld, Stephen; Rodgers, Bryan


Background: Little evidence exists on the role of socio-economic position (SEP) in early life on adult disease other than for cardiovascular mortality; data is often retrospective. We assess whether childhood SEP influences disease risk in mid-life, separately from the effect of adult position, and establish how associations vary across multiple measures of disease risk. Methods: Prospective follow-up to adulthood of all born in England, Scotland and Wales during 1 week in 1958, and with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyl310


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