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A case-control study of childhood leukaemia and paternal occupational contact level in rural Sweden

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In a national case-control study in Sweden, we investigated whether in rural areas (where susceptible individuals are more prevalent than in urban areas) leukaemia risk was higher among the young children of fathers with many work contacts, as the infective hypothesis has predicted. A total of 1935 cases diagnosed in 1958-1998 together with 7736 age-matched (within 1 year) population controls (of whom 970 and 3880 respectively were aged 0-4) were linked to paternal occupational details as rec...

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10.1038/sj/bjc/6600113

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER
Volume:
86
Issue:
5
Pages:
732-736
Publication date:
2002-03-04
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ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:6f1cb089-1d67-4970-948b-d8cbbd507c62
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113113
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pubs:113113

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