Socioeconomic position in childhood and early adult life and risk of mortality: a prospective study of the mothers of the 1958 British birth cohort.

@article{Power2005SocioeconomicPI,
  title={Socioeconomic position in childhood and early adult life and risk of mortality: a prospective study of the mothers of the 1958 British birth cohort.},
  author={Chris Power and Elina Hypp{\"o}nen and George Davey Smith},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={95 8},
  pages={
          1396-402
        }
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to establish whether women's childhood socioeconomic position influenced their risk of mortality separately from the effects of adult socioeconomic position. METHODS We examined 11855 British women aged 14 to 49 years, with mortality follow-up over a 45-year period. RESULTS Trends according to childhood social class were observed for all-cause mortality, circulatory disease, coronary heart disease, respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, lung… CONTINUE READING
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