Class and career hit child cancer rates
Friday 28 May 1999
Children from the upper social classes are more likely to die from cancer than those who come from the unskilled or manual classes.
The research was conducted by the Centre for Epidemiology at the University of Leeds and published yesterday by the Office of National Statistics.
The researchers analysed 167,000 deaths of children under 15 years old in England and Wales over a 26-year period. "It is essential that the findings are investigated further," said the researchers.
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