eLetters

55 e-Letters

published between 2007 and 2010

  • Interpreting changes in relative inequalities in receipt of procedures
    James P. Scanlan

    Dear Editor

    Studies of changing inequalities in receipt of procedures like that carried out with respect to revascularization by Hetemaa et al.[1] need to be undertaken with an appreciation of the statistical tendency whereby the rarer an outcome the greater the relative difference in rates of experiencing it and the smaller the relative difference in rates of avoiding it.[2-6]

    Most research into inequa...

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  • Cancer and altitude differences
    Joseph G. Landers

    Dear Editor

    In their prospective study, Baibas et al (JECH 2005;59(4):274- 8)showed that, in a Greek mountain village at 950 metres, total mortality and not merely coronary mortality was lower than in two lowland villages. What follows assumes that the cancer figures included within "other causes" follow this pattern.

    In 'Geographic Cancer Risk and Intracellular Potassium/Sodium ratios'.Cancer Detection...

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  • Multilevel modelling of the longitudinal influence of neighbourhoods on health
    Alastair H Leyland

    Dear Editor

     

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  • An Excellent Model for Adapting Tobacco Questionnaires
    Kamal Chaouachi

    Dear Editor,

    I wish to thank Dr Hanna and her colleagues for this excellent study (1). I would like to share below a few comments....

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  • Interpreting patterns of inequalities in perinatal outcomes
    James P. Scanlan

    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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