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A life course approach to chronic disease epidemiology

Author: Diana Kuh
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Life course approach to adult health series; Oxford medical publications
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 2nd ed., reprintedView all editions and formats
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This updated volume is concerned with tracing the origins of ill health, from early months through to adult life. Providing a review of the latest scientific evidence, it has great relevance for the  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Kuh
ISBN: 9780198578154 0198578156
OCLC Number: 785984035
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: PART I - BACKGROUND ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The life course and adult chronic disease: an historical perspective with particular reference to coronary heart disease ; PART II - LIFE COURSE INFLUENCES ON ADULT CHRONIC DISEASE ; 3. Pre-adult influences on cardiovascular disease ; 4. Life course approaches to socioeconomic differentials in health ; 5. Ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease mortality trends with special reference to England and Wales: are there cohort effects? ; 6. Geography and migration with special reference to cardiovascular disease ; 7. A life course approach to diabetes ; 8. A life course approach to obesity ; 9. A life course approach to blood pressure ; 10. A life course approach to respiratory and allergic diseases ; 11. A life course approach to cancer epidemiology ; 12. Time trends in cancer incidence and mortality ; 13. A life course approach to biological ageing ; 14. A life course approach to neuropsychiatric outcomes ; PART III - BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL PROCESSES ; 15. Fetal growth and development: the role of nutrition and other factors ; 16. Socioeconomic pathways between childhood and adult health ; PART IV - IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY AND FUTURE RESEARCH ; 17. Should we intervene to improve fetal and infant growth? ; 18. Should we intervene to improve childhood circumstances? ; 19. Conclusions
Series Title: Life course approach to adult health series; Oxford medical publications
Responsibility: ed. by Diana Kuh [und weitere].

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