Authors' reply

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6924.339c (Published 29 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:339
  1. S C Darby,
  2. R Doll,
  3. G M Kendall
  1. Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE
  2. Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Studies Unit, University of Oxford, Harkness Laboratory, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE
  3. National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ.

    EDITOR, - Our paper describing the mortality and incidence of cancer in participants in nuclear tests was a summary of our findings. The full details, as we stated, were given in an accompanying report published simultaneously.1 Most of the information requested by Richard Lawson is given there, and we repeat some of it here.

    Lawson asks for a breakdown of the study group by sex, age, and social class. Only men were considered, as we knew of too few women participants for useful study. The table shows the distribution of the participants and their controls by service or employer, rank or social class, and whether or not …

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