Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7054.426b (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:426
  1. Kwame McKenzie,
  2. Natasha Crowcroft
  1. Honorary research fellow King's College Hospital Medical School and Institute of Psychiatry, London SE5 8AX
  2. Fellow European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Brussels 1050, Belgium

    EDITOR,—We agree with David de Bono's comments and the findings of James McAuley and colleagues that there is as much variability in “white” groups as in any other. In fact, we had suggested that a “white” example should be included in the guidelines to make this very point. Unfortunately, this was not done. Part of the motivation for our editorial and the guidelines was to dissipate the myth that groups defined by skin …

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