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Associations between specific autoimmune diseases and subsequent dementia: retrospective record-linkage cohort study, UK
  1. Clare J Wotton,
  2. Michael J Goldacre
  1. Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Michael J Goldacre, Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK; michael.goldacre{at}dph.ox.ac.uk

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  • Contributors CJW proposed the study, analysed the data and wrote the first draft. MJG is the guarantor of, and designed, the study. Both authors contributed to the interpretation of the data and revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content.

  • Funding The Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology was funded by the English National Institute for Health Research to build the linked data set.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect those of the funding body.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval for analysis of the record-linkage study data was obtained from the Central and South Bristol Multi-Centre Research Ethics Committee (04/Q2006/176).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors CJW proposed the study, analysed the data and wrote the first draft. MJG is the guarantor of, and designed, the study. Both authors contributed to the interpretation of the data and revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content.

  • Funding The Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology was funded by the English National Institute for Health Research to build the linked data set.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect those of the funding body.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval for analysis of the record-linkage study data was obtained from the Central and South Bristol Multi-Centre Research Ethics Committee (04/Q2006/176).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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