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Lifetime socioeconomic position and mortality: prospective observational study

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 05 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1012

An editorial and an authors' error occurred in this paper by George Davey Smith and colleagues (22 February, pp 547-52). In the abstract the penultimate sentence of the results paragraph should have read: “Fathers having a manual [not non-manual, as published] occupation was strongly associated with mortality from cardiovascular disease: relative rate 1.41 (1.15 to 1.72).” The legend of table 3) should have read: “Age adjusted death rates (per 10 000 person years [not 1000 person years, as published]) over 21 years of follow up according to cumulative social class.”