Genetic and environmental influences on the relation between parental social class and mortality
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Genetic and maternal prenatal environmental factors as well as the post-natal rearing environment may contribute to the association between childhood socioeconomic circumstances and later mortality. In order to disentangle these influences, we studied all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a cohort of adoptees, in whom we estimated the effects of their biological and adoptive fathers' social classes as indicators of the genetic and/or prenatal environmental factors and the post-natal environment, respectively.
|Journal||International Journal of Epidemiology|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|