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Research Article

Lifetime Socioeconomic Position and Twins' Health: An Analysis of 308 Pairs of United States Women Twins

  • Nancy Krieger mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nkrieger@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jarvis T Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Brent A Coull,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Joe V Selby

    Affiliation: Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 26, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020162

About the Authors

Nancy Krieger, Jarvis T Chen
Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Brent A Coull
Department of Statistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Joe V Selby
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nkrieger@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

NK conceived and designed the study, interpreted the data, and prepared the manuscript. JTC helped devise the analytic plan, conducted the analyses, and assisted with interpreting the data and preparing the manuscript. BAC advised on the analytic plan, and assisted with analyzing and interpreting the data and with preparing the manuscript. JVS designed the Kaiser Permanente Women Twins Study II, and assisted with interpretation of the data and preparing the manuscript.