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A sound knowledge base is required to target resources to reduce workplace exposure to carcinogens. This project aimed to provide an objective estimate of the burden of cancer in Britain due to occupation. This volume presents extensive analyses for all carcinogens and occupational circumstances defined as definite or probable human occupational carcinogens(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality has more than halved in England since the 1980s, but there are few data on small-area trends. We estimated CVD mortality by ward in 5-year intervals between 1982 and 2006, and examined trends in relation to starting mortality, region and community deprivation. METHODS We analysed CVD death rates using a(More)
BACKGROUND Seventy-five percent of the population in Europe live in urban areas and analysing the effects of urban form on the health of the urban population is of great public health interest. Not much is known, however, on the effects of urban form on the health of city dwellers. This study uses a novel approach to investigate whether associations exist(More)
—Space-time modelling of small area data is often used in epidemiology for mapping temporal trends in chronic disease rates. For rare diseases such as cancers, data are sparse, and a Bayesian hierarchical modelling approach is typically adopted in order to smooth the raw disease rates. Although there may be a general temporal trend which affect all areas(More)
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