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BACKGROUND The health expectancy of Irish Travellers, a disadvantaged indigenous minority group in Ireland has not been previously estimated. This study aimed to examine health expectancy inequalities between Irish Travellers and the general population. METHODS We used Sullivan's life table method to construct healthy life expectancy (HLE) and(More)
A critical aspect of blood transfusion is the timely provision of high quality blood products. This task remains a significant challenge for many blood services and blood systems reflecting the difficulty of balancing the recruitment of sufficient donors, the optimal utilization of the donor's gift, the increasing safety related restrictions on blood(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess recent disparities in fatal and non-fatal injury between travellers and the general population in Ireland. DESIGN A cross-sectional population-based comparative study. SETTING Republic of Ireland. PARTICIPANTS Population census and retrospective mortality data were collected from 7042 traveller families, travellers being those(More)
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