Letter

Social class and elective caesareans in the NHS: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7460.291-b (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:291
  1. Paul Aylin ([email protected]),
  2. Brian Jarman,
  3. Alex Bottle,
  4. Katherine Barley
  1. Dr Foster Unit at Imperial, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, London W2 1PG
  2. Dr Foster Unit at Imperial, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, London W2 1PG

    Editor—We thank Macfarlane for pointing out that in our paper we do not describe an analysis by social class. The title was changed without our consent and is misleading. As explained in the text, we examine elective caesareans on the basis of electoral ward of residence. We agree that residents at ward level are not socially homogeneous and again acknowledge this in the text. However, …

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