Socioeconomic gradients in cardiorespiratory disease and diabetes in the 1960s: Baseline findings from the GPO study

JE Ferrie, MJ Shipley, E Breeze, G Davey Smith

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Abstract

Objectives. To describe the socioeconomic distribution of risk factors for cardiorespiratory disease and diabetes in employed women and men in the late 1960s. Study design and methods. Cross-sectional data were collected from 3345 General Post Office (GPO) employees in London, via a questionnaire and clinical examination, between October 1966 and April 1967. Results. Our occupational grade classification conformed to expected patterns of greater car ownership and gardening among higher-grade women and men, and greater height in higher-grade men (highest–lowest grade 175.0–170.7 cm, P
Translated title of the contributionSocioeconomic gradients in cardiorespiratory disease and diabetes in the 1960s: Baseline findings from the GPO study
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685 - 695
Number of pages11
JournalPublic Health
Volume120 (8)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006

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Publisher: Elsevier

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