Residential mobility and associated factors in relation to the assessment of exposure to naturally occurring radiation in studies of childhood cancer.

@article{Kendall2015ResidentialMA,
  title={Residential mobility and associated factors in relation to the assessment of exposure to naturally occurring radiation in studies of childhood cancer.},
  author={G M Kendall and Richard Wakeford and Kathryn J. Bunch and Tim J. Vincent and Mark P. Little},
  journal={Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={835-68}
}
Migration, that is the study subjects moving from one residential address to another, is a complication for epidemiological studies where exposures to the agent of interest depend on place of residence [corrected]. In this paper we explore migration in cases from a large British case-control study of childhood cancer and natural background radiation. We find that 44% of cases had not moved house between birth and diagnosis, and about two-thirds were living within 2 km of their residence at… CONTINUE READING
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