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  1. Adverse socioeconomic conditions in childhood and cause specific adult mortality : prospective observational study.

    Article - En anglais


    To investigate the association between social circumstances in childhood and mortality from various causes of death in adulthood.


    Prospective observational study.


    27 workplaces in the west of Scotland.


    5645 men aged 35-64 years at the time of examination.

    Main outcome measures 

    Death from various causes.


    Men whose fathers had manual occupations when they were children were more likely as adults to have manual jobs and be living in deprived areas.

    Gradients in mortality from coronary heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, stomach cancer, and respiratory disease were seen (all P<0.05), generally increasing from men whose fathers had professional and managerial occupations (social class I and II) to those whose fathers had semiskilled and unskilled manual occupations (social class IV and V).

    Relative rates of mortality adjusted for age for men with fathers in manual versus non-manual occupations were 1.52 (95% confidence interval 1.24 to 1.87) for coronary heart disease, 1.83 (1.13 to 2.94) for stroke, 1.65 (1.12 to 2.43) for lung cancer, 2.06 (0.93 to 4.57) for stomach cancer, and 2,01 (1.17 to 3.48) for respiratory disease.

    Mortality from other cancers and accidental and violent death showed no association with fathers'social class. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Statut socioéconomique, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Taux, Facteur risque, Adulte, Etude cohorte, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Socioeconomic status, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Rate, Risk factor, Adult, Cohort study, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0282018

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 27/11/1998.