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Childhood peer status and circulatory disease in adulthood: a prospective cohort study in Stockholm, Sweden
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    Jaleel Saunders, Nursing Student University of The Bahamas
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    Terry J Campbell, Lecturer

    Dear Editor,
    I am a fourth-year nursing student at the University of The Bahamas. I would like to share my views on “Childhood peer status and circulatory disease in adulthood, a prospective cohort study in Stockholm, Sweden.” Circulatory diseases have become somewhat of an epidemic within Bahamian society and your article enlightened me on how childhood peer status may increase the likelihood of circulatory diseases in adulthood. This study can provide some important knowledge to understanding why circulatory diseases like diabetes and hypertension are so prominent within The Bahamas.
    This research on childhood experience should not be overlooked as it is quintessential to the development of an adult. Studies imply that childhood socioeconomic circumstances have a strong influence on stomach cancer and are likely to contribute, along with adult circumstances, to lung cancer through cumulative exposure to smoking (Vohra et al., 2015, p. 630). However, as socioeconomics are easily measurable, peer status amongst children is a multifaceted circumstance that one question cannot simply answer. The question used in this research to assess peer status “Whom do you best like working with at school?” can have skewed responses. The answer may have been based on a student wanting to have the best outcome in terms...

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