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Frequent medical absences in secondary school students: survey and case–control study
  1. R Jones1,
  2. P Hoare2,
  3. R Elton3,
  4. Z Dunhill1,
  5. M Sharpe4
  1. 1
    Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2
    School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3
    Department of Medical Statistics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  4. 4
    Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr M Sharpe, Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Park, Edinburgh EH10 5HF, UK; michael.sharpe{at}ed.ac.uk

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  • Funding The study was funded by a grant from the Health Foundation. The funders had no role in the conduct of the study or analysis of study data.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Local Research Ethics Committee and also by the Ethics Committee of the Education Department of City of Edinburgh Council.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Contributors: All authors contributed to the interpretation of data and the drafting of the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content. All have given final approval to the submitted manuscript. The study was conceived and designed by MS and PH. The analysis was undertaken by RE.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding The study was funded by a grant from the Health Foundation. The funders had no role in the conduct of the study or analysis of study data.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Local Research Ethics Committee and also by the Ethics Committee of the Education Department of City of Edinburgh Council.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Contributors: All authors contributed to the interpretation of data and the drafting of the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content. All have given final approval to the submitted manuscript. The study was conceived and designed by MS and PH. The analysis was undertaken by RE.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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