Childhood eczema: disease of the advantaged?

  title={Childhood eczema: disease of the advantaged?},
  author={Hywel C Williams and David P. Strachan and R J Hay},
  volume={308 6937},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the increased prevalence of childhood eczema in advantaged socioeconomic groups is due to increased parental reporting. DESIGN Comparison of parental reports of eczema with visible eczema recorded by medical officers during a detailed physical examination. SETTING National birth cohort study. SUBJECTS 8279 children from England, Wales, and Scotland born during 3-9 March 1958 and followed up at the ages of 7, 11, and 16. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Prevalence of… CONTINUE READING

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