Antonina Ostrowska

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Health inequalities have become recently one of the major concerns of European health policy. Observed differences in health status of men and women are also frequently discussed within this framework, and are becoming a subject of growing interest of researchers. Clinical and epidemiological researches document male-female health differences, trying to(More)
The city of Warsaw was razed at the end of World War II and rebuilt under a socialist government whose policy was to allocate dwellings, schools, and health facilities without regard to social class. Of the 14,238 children born in 1963 and living in Warsaw, 96 percent were given the Raven's Progressive Matrices Test and an arithmetic and a vocabulary test(More)
This report outlines the results of the panel study, conducted in 1993 and repeated in 1999, on the living conditions of the disabled, with particular emphasis on the impact of socio-economic transformations on potential changes in the standard of living and quality of life of the disabled. We analysed the transformations generated by the introduction of(More)
Differences and inequalities in health For many years the variable "sex" did not attract any particular attention from the researchers into the state of health; although medical statistics indicated differences in the health picture of both sexes, no attempts were made to either understand or interpret them. Women's lower mortality and on the average a(More)
The purpose of this article is to characterize Polish society from the point of view of health culture. The article is based on research conducted in 1978 on the representative national sample. In that research we sought to trace the dependence of styles of being sick, methods of treatment, and the entire related sphere of behavior on the following factors:(More)
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