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Further analyses of mortality in oral contraceptive users. Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study.

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An analysis has been made of the 249 deaths that have been reported during the course of the Royal College of General Practitioners' prospective study of the health associations of oral contraception. As previously, women who had used the pill were reported to have a 40% higher death rate than women who had never taken oral contraceptives. Virtually all the excess mortality was due to diseases of the circulatory system. Women who had used the pill had a relative risk of 4.3 for deaths attribu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
1
Issue:
8219
Pages:
541-546
Publication date:
1981-03-01
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Source identifiers:
93404
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:93404
UUID:
uuid:a8067998-89a0-41c7-b060-79238a558d15
Local pid:
pubs:93404
Deposit date:
2013-02-20

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