To discover whether the wartime government evacuation of children from London and other population centres to rural districts was associated with any increase in childhood leukaemia.
Design-Observational study of mortality from leukaemia among the childhood population of England and Wales in relation to the unique population movements during the second world war.
The 476 rural districts of England and Wales were ranked according to the ratio of government evacuees (two thirds of them children) to local children in September 1941.
The districts were divided into three categories, each with similar numbers of children in 1947 but with different ratios of evacuees to local children.
("low," "intermediate," "high").
Mots-clés Pascal : Leucémie, Enfant, Homme, Guerre, 1940-1950, Mortalité, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pays de Galles, Evacuation, Population, Hémopathie maligne, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leukemia, Child, Human, War, 1940-1950, Mortality, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Wales, Evacuation, Population, Malignant hemopathy, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0022116
Code Inist : 002B19B. Création : 09/06/1995.