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Social class inequalities in perinatal outcomes: Scotland 1980–2000
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    Interpreting patterns of inequalities in perinatal outcomes

    Dear Editor

    The results of the study by Fairley and Leyland [1] of changing social class inequalities in perinatal outcomes in Scotland must be interpreted in light of the statistical tendency whereby the rarer an outcome the greater the relative differences in experiencing the outcome and the smaller the relative difference in avoiding the outcome.[2-6] In times of declines in adverse outcome (the more common...

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