Case-control study of parental age, parity and socioeconomic level in relation to childhood cancers.

@article{Dockerty2001CasecontrolSO,
  title={Case-control study of parental age, parity and socioeconomic level in relation to childhood cancers.},
  author={John D. Dockerty and Gerald Draper and Tim Vincent and Stephanie D. Rowan and Kathryn J. Bunch},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={1428-37}
}
BACKGROUND Parental ages, parity, and social class have been found in some studies to be associated with particular childhood cancers. Further investigation is warranted because of conflicting findings, biases, and the need to test specific hypotheses. METHODS A case-control study was conducted (England and Wales, ages 0-14 years). Cases were ascertained from the National Registry of Childhood Tumours, and were born and diagnosed during 1968-1986. Birth record controls were matched 1:1 to… CONTINUE READING
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