Letters Whitehall Study

Authors’ reply

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5097 (Published 09 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5097
  1. Robert Clarke, reader in epidemiology and public health medicine1,
  2. Martin J Shipley, senior lecturer in medical statistics2
  1. 1Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU), University of Oxford, Oxford, OX3 7LF
  2. 2Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London WCIE 6BT
  1. robert.clarke{at}ctsu.ox.ac.uk

    The aim of our recent report from the Whitehall Study was to estimate life expectancy in relation to cardiovascular risk factors.1 In the 38 year follow-up of 19 019 middle aged men first examined in 1967-70, we estimated life expectancy in relation to smoking, blood pressure, and total cholesterol, separately and …

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