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Socioeconomic inequalities in health in 22 European countries.
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 healthExpand
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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, includingExpand
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The impact of heat waves and cold spells on mortality rates in the Dutch population.
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 mortalityExpand
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Widening socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in six Western European countries.
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 differentialExpand
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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 toExpand
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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 contributionExpand
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Socioeconomic inequalities in morbidity and mortality in western Europe
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 largeExpand
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Health inequalities according to educational level in different welfare regimes: a comparison of 23 European countries.
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 theExpand
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Heat related mortality in warm and cold regions of Europe: observational study
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
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Socioeconomic inequalities in occupational, leisure-time, and transport related physical activity among European adults: A systematic review
BackgroundThis study systematically reviewed the evidence pertaining to socioeconomic inequalities in different domains of physical activity (PA) by European region.MethodsStudies conducted betweenExpand
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