The relationship of incidence of childhood lymphoblastic leukaemia to social class

McWhirter W.R. (1982) The relationship of incidence of childhood lymphoblastic leukaemia to social class. British Journal of Cancer, 46 4: 640-645. doi:10.1038/bjc.1982.249


Author McWhirter W.R.
Title The relationship of incidence of childhood lymphoblastic leukaemia to social class
Journal name British Journal of Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-1827
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/bjc.1982.249
Open Access Status
Volume 46
Issue 4
Start page 640
End page 645
Total pages 6
Subject 1306 Cancer Research
2730 Oncology
Abstract A study has been made of the relationship between socio-economic factors and the incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) of childhood. It was found that the incidence of childhood ALL in 12 areas of Queensland. Australia, correlated well with some indicators of above-average socio-economic status for these areas. A similar result was found when Brisbane City was studied separately. Social class was determined from the fathers' occupations at the time of diagnosis. There was found to be a higher than expected number of ALL cases in each of the upper 5 social classes and a lower than expected number in the remaining 2 lower classes. Factors associated with differences in lifestyle amongst the various social classes may increase or decrease the risk of development of ALL.
Q-Index Code C1
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