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Socioeconomic inequalities in health in 22 European countries.
- J. Mackenbach, I. Stirbu, +4 authors A. Kunst
- Medicine, Political Science
- The New England journal of medicine
- 5 June 2008
BACKGROUND Comparisons among countries can help to identify opportunities for the reduction of inequalities in health. We compared the magnitude of inequalities in mortality and self-assessed health… Expand
Measuring the magnitude of socio-economic inequalities in health: an overview of available measures illustrated with two examples from Europe.
In this paper we review the available summary measures for the magnitude of socio-economic inequalities in health. Measures which have been used differ in a number of important respects, including… Expand
The impact of heat waves and cold spells on mortality rates in the Dutch population.
- M. Huynen, P. Martens, D. Schram, M. Weijenberg, A. Kunst
- Environmental health perspectives
- 1 May 2001
We conducted the study described in this paper to investigate the impact of ambient temperature on mortality in the Netherlands during 1979-1997, the impact of heat waves and cold spells on mortality… Expand
Widening socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in six Western European countries.
- J. Mackenbach, V. Bos, +7 authors A. Kunst
- International journal of epidemiology
- 1 October 2003
OBJECTIVES During the past decades a widening of the relative gap in death rates between upper and lower socioeconomic groups has been reported for several European countries. Although differential… Expand
Outdoor air temperature and mortality in The Netherlands: a time-series analysis.
Death rates become progressively higher when outdoor air temperature rises above or falls below 20-25 degrees C. This study addresses the question of whether this relation is largely attributable to… Expand
Educational inequalities in cause-specific mortality in middle-aged and older men and women in eight western European populations
BACKGROUND Studies of socioeconomic disparities in patterns of cause of death have been limited to single countries, middle-aged people, men, or broad cause of death groups. We assessed contribution… Expand
Socioeconomic inequalities in morbidity and mortality in western Europe
- J. Mackenbach, A. Kunst, A. Cavelaars, F. Groenhof, European Commission Science Advisory Board in Health
- Geography, Medicine
- The Lancet
- 7 June 1997
BACKGROUND Previous studies of variation in the magnitude of socioeconomic inequalities in health between countries have methodological drawbacks. We tried to overcome these difficulties in a large… Expand
Health inequalities according to educational level in different welfare regimes: a comparison of 23 European countries.
- T. Eikemo, M. Huisman, C. Bambra, A. Kunst
- Economics, Medicine
- Sociology of health & illness
- 20 February 2008
The object of this study was to determine whether the magnitude of educational health inequalities varies between European countries with different welfare regimes. The data source is based on the… Expand
Heat related mortality in warm and cold regions of Europe: observational study
- W. Keatinge, G. Donaldson, +5 authors I. Vuori
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- BMJ : British Medical Journal
- 16 September 2000
Abstract Objectives: To assess heat related mortalities in relation to climate within Europe. Design: Observational population study. Setting: North Finland, south Finland, Baden-Württemberg,… Expand
Socioeconomic inequalities in occupational, leisure-time, and transport related physical activity among European adults: A systematic review
- M. Beenackers, C. Kamphuis, +4 authors F. V. van Lenthe
- International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and…
- 19 September 2012
BackgroundThis study systematically reviewed the evidence pertaining to socioeconomic inequalities in different domains of physical activity (PA) by European region.MethodsStudies conducted between… Expand