Significant social class gradient in menstrual disorders

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7018.1503a (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1503
  1. Julie Lake,
  2. Chris Power,
  3. Tim Cole
  1. Research assistant Senior lecturer Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
  2. Statistician MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge CB4 1XJ

    EDITOR,--Diana Kuh and Susan Stirling report significant educational gradients for risk of admission for diseases of the female genital system and breast, and in particular for menstrual disorders: 1% of highly educated women were admitted to hospital for menstrual problems compared with 19% of those with minimal qualifications.1 Social gradients were also observed for hysterectomies and dilatation andcurettage: 37% and 44% of these procedures, respectively, were …

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