David C.G. Skegg

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Objectives: To assess childhood cancer risks for electromagnetic field (EMF) exposures. Methods: A case-control study was conducted in New Zealand. Cases (aged from zero to 14 years) were ascertained from national databases including the New Zealand Cancer Registry; 303 took part (participation rate, 88 percent). The 303 age- and gender-matched controls(More)
Risks of cancer incidence in people born in England and Wales and New Zealand (non-Maoris) living in their home countries, and after migration between the two countries, were analysed using data from their national cancer registries. Since these populations are of similar genetic origin, any real differences in cancer incidence between them are likely to(More)
In a double-blind trial of the effect of zimelidine on weight and appetite 24 obese patients were allocated at random to receive either zimelidine or placebo for eight weeks followed by the alternative treatment for eight weeks. Possible adverse effects were elicited by asking patients at weekly intervals whether they had experienced any symptoms or(More)
We examined 188 men who had undergone vasectomy up to 6 years previously and, for comparative purposes, 100 men who were about to undergo the operation. Blood specimens were available from a total of 283 men. Sperm antibody assays using immunofluorescence, microagglutination, and microimmobilization confirmed that the prevalance of several types of antibody(More)
We studied the occurrence of multiple sclerosis (MS) in residents of all regions of New Zealand by analyzing first hospital admissions and deaths. Maoris had a much lower proportion of first admissions and deaths than the proportion of Maoris in the general population. For non-Maoris, both first hospital admission and mortality rates increased steadily from(More)
To identify risk factors for various cervical abnormalities, 237 women with abnoromal cervical smears and 422 control women were interviewed. Cervical biopsy specimens taken from the patients with abnormal smears were reviewed according to standard criteria by one pathologist and classified as follows: 65 carcinoma in situ, 81 severe dysplasia, 44 mild(More)
  • D C Skegg
  • American journal of epidemiology
  • 1988
The discrepancies between the findings of the 6 large case-control studies to study the association between oral contraceptive (OC) use and breast cancer diagnosed in the 1980s may be due to chance or bias. The likelihood that chance played a role is suggested by the large numbers of subgroups examined in each study, the inconsistencies in the findings of(More)