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Second study supports results of Whitehall study after retirement

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7087.1130 (Published 12 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1130
  1. Seeromanie Harding, Senior research analyst,
  2. Ann Bethune, Research analyst,
  3. Michael Rosato, Senior technical analyst
  1. Office for National Statistics, Census, Population and Health Group, London WC2B 6JP

    Editor—M G Marmot and Martin J Shipley's finding of persistent socioeconomic differences in mortality among male civil servants beyond retirement ages has evident implications for social policy issues.1 We present corroborative evidence from the longitudinal study of the Office for National Statistics. Whereas the Whitehall study is based on a sample of civil servants, the longitudinal study is a study of …

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