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A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology$
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Diana Kuh, Yoav Ben Shlomo, and Susser Ezra

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198578154

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Chapter 1 Introduction
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A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology
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Diana Kuh

Yoav Ben-Shlomo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of adult risk factors and why interest in the early life origins for adult chronic disease emerged. It then discusses the growth of life course epidemiology, different conceptual models, and methodological challenges encountered in life course epidemiology.

Keywords:   adult risk factors, chronic disease, life course epidemiology, in utero, childhood, adolescent

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