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Sex differences in occupation may affect height associations

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7369.903/b (Published 19 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:903
  1. Geoff Der, statistician. (Geoff@msoc.mrc.gla.ac.uk)
  1. Medical research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow G12 8RZ

    EDITOR—Power et al use data from the national child development study to show that height is related to both social position and social mobility.— They also try to measure the effect of changes in social structure on inequalities in height by comparing two simple summary measures of the relation of height to social class at age 7 (1965) and at age 33 (1991), separately for men and women. They describe the differences in …

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