Perthes’ disease of the hip: socioeconomic inequalities and the urban environment

@article{Perry2012PerthesDO,
  title={Perthes’ disease of the hip: socioeconomic inequalities and the urban environment},
  author={Daniel C. Perry and Colin E. Bruce and Daniel Pope and Peter H. Dangerfield and Mary Jane Platt and Andrew James Hall},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  year={2012},
  volume={97},
  pages={1053 - 1057}
}
Introduction Perthes’ disease is a puzzling childhood hip disorder for which the aetiology is unknown. It is known to be associated with socioeconomic deprivation. Urban environments have also been implicated as a risk factor, however socioeconomic deprivation often occurs within urban environments and it is unclear if this association is the result of confounding. The objective of the current work was to gain a greater understanding of the influence of the urban/rural environment in Perthes… 

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