Day care in infancy and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: findings from UK case-control study

UKCCS Investigators, C Gilham, J Peto, J Simpson, E Roman, T O B Eden, M F Greaves, F E Alexander

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Abstract

To test the hypothesis that reduced exposure to common infections in the first year of life increases the risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Design and setting The United Kingdom childhood cancer study (UKCCS) is a large population based case-control study of childhood cancer across 10 regions of the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1294
JournalBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)
Volume330
Issue number7503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child
  • Child Day Care Centers
  • Child, Preschool
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Odds Ratio
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
  • Regression Analysis
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Behavior

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