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Lifecourse influences on health among British adults: Effects of region of residence in childhood and adulthood.

Strachan, David. P; Rudnicka, Alicja. R; Power, Chris; Shepherd, Peter; Fuller, Elizabeth; Davis, Adrian; Gibb, Ian; Kumari, Meena; Rumley, Anne; Macfarlane, Gary. J; Rahi, Jugnoo; Stansfeld, Stephen; Rodgers, Bryan


Background: It has been suggested that early life exposures are important determinants of geographical variations in adult diseases. We examined inter-regional migrants in Britain to evaluate the relative importance of early and recent exposures for adult cardiorespiratory risk factors, mental ill-health and sensory function. Methods: A total of 9023 persons born throughout England, Scotland and Wales during 1 week in 1958 were followed periodically through childhood into adulthood. At 44-45...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyl309


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