EPI201 Fall 2017 EPI 201 Lab 2 Practice Problems PART I. The following questions are adapted from: Marmot MG, Rose G, Shipley M, and Hamilton PJS. (1976). Employment grade and coronary heart disease in British civil servants. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 32 , 244- 249. The Whitehall Study was a large cohort study designed to investigate the social determinants of health. The study was established in 1967 by investigators at University College in London and enrolled over 18,000 male British civil servants. Study participants received a physical examination at baseline and were interviewed about their medical history, health behaviors, and professional status. Participants’ employment grade in the British Civil Service was used as a proxy for socioeconomic status. The health outcomes of the civil servants were obtained using the Central Registry of the National Health Service and follow-up over the 7.5-year study period was outstanding (>99%).
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