Prevalence of smoking and oral contraception in a sample of Danish young women

B Jeune, H Wielandt

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 1991-Mar
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL MEDICINE
Vol/bind19
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)44-46
Antal sider2
ISSN0300-8037
StatusUdgivet - 1991

Fingeraftryk

Smoking
Prospective Studies
Health

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Prevalence of smoking and oral contraception in a sample of Danish young women. / Jeune, B; Wielandt, H.

I: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL MEDICINE, Bind 19, Nr. 1, 1991, s. 44-46.

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