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Letters Aircraft noise and health

Study missed opportunity to confirm link in causality between noise and coronary heart disease

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 19 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6788
  1. Nicholas Moore, doctor, NHS1
  1. 1Royal London Hospital, London, UK
  1. nickyamoore{at}

Might Hansell and colleagues explain the process for selecting confounders in their study of aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease?1

In acute clinical settings we estimate cardiovascular risk by accounting for age, sex, smoking, diabetes, blood pressure, hypercholesterolaemia, and family history. The article did not explain why smoking, ethnicity, deprivation, …

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