Kuppuswamy's Socioeconomic Status Scale - Revision for 2011 and Formula for Real-Time Updating.
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Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, 110095, India, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Name: Indian journal of pediatrics
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22231776
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12098-011-0679-3
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