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Social class and elective caesareans in the NHS: Analysis is not really about social class

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:291
  1. Alison J Macfarlane, professor of perintal health (
  1. Department of Midwifery, City University, London EC1Y 4TY

    Adjusted odds of elective caesarean section compared with most affluent fifth of population

    Editor—Although purporting to investigate social class differences, Dr Foster in its article on social class and elective caesareans in the English NHS actually analysed differences according to area deprivation score.1 …

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