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The mortality and cancer experience of New Zealand Vietnam war veterans: a cohort study
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    Re:The mortality and cancer experience of New Zealand Vietnam war veterans: a cohort study

    Roy, If we saw worse mortality in this group, we would have a problem. We don't, we see the 'healthy soldier' effect. This probably means that the Maori men in our sample were as healthy as anyone else.

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    The mortality and cancer experience of New Zealand Vietnam war veterans: a cohort study

    Sir,

    The Maori population of New Zealand was about 12% at the time of the Vietnam war. The New Zealand Vietnam veterans have a Maori participation of 30%+ over double the percentage of Maori in the general population.

    Statistics NZ tell us that Maori males die at twice the rate of Caucasians, mainly cancers, diabetes and heart attacks. By their late fifties Maori male mortality is two and a half time...

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