30th November 2018, Volume 131 Number 1486

Nick Wilson, Osman D Mansoor, Michael G Baker

The international evidence is mixed on there being socio-economic mortality gradients from the 1918 influenza pandemic,1 but in New Zealand no clear socio-economic gradient in mortality rates has been reported…

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Nick Wilson, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington; 
Osman D Mansoor, Public Health Physician, Wellington; 
Michael G Baker, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington.


Nick Wilson, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington.

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