Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 29th, 2005
Researchers in England "sought to establish whether women's childhood socioeconomic position influenced their risk of mortality separately from the effects of adult socioeconomic position." C. Power and colleagues "examined 11855 British women aged 14 to 49 years, with mortality follow-up over a 45-year period. Trends according to childhood social class were observed for all-cause mortality, circulatory disease, coronary heart disease, respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, lung cancer, and stomach cancer, with higher death rates among members of unskilled...
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