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How far can we explain the social class differential in respiratory function? A cross-sectional population study of 21,991 men and women from EPIC-Norfolk.

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The objective of this study is to investigate the association between occupational social class and respiratory function, as measured by forced expiratory volume in one-second (FEV(1)). We examined the cross sectional relationship between lung function and social class in a population study of 21,991 men and women aged 39-79 years living in the general community in Norfolk, United Kingdom, recruited using general practice age-sex registers in 1993-1997. There was a significant socioeconomic g...

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10.1007/s10654-009-9326-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Wareham, N More by this author
Bingham, S More by this author
Journal:
European journal of epidemiology
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
193-201
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1573-7284
ISSN:
0393-2990
URN:
uuid:384a0c18-9d1d-497b-b63c-857dbef76323
Source identifiers:
352154
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pubs:352154

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