Farha Abbas

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A key issue in health provision is the approach to health inequalities. In the UK, black and ethnic minority populations are disadvantaged in this respect. We obtained annual/public health reports from 13 health authorities (HAs) and 22 primary care trusts/groups (PCT/Gs) serving conurbations with large black and ethnic minority populations, and examined(More)
Hypertension, coronary heart disease and stroke rates are higher in minority ethnic communities than their European counterparts. A health-needs assessment was undertaken to determine the prevalence of undiagnosed/asymptomatic hypertension among these communities in a primary care setting. Preliminary results indicate the prevalence to be 32.49 per cent. A(More)
The present study comprised 1000 child and young workers in small and medium-size industries in Alexandria, as well as 250 control subjects. Almost all young workers work for more than 40 hours/week and suffer from fatigue. Workers' family needs rather than the lack of family care is the responsible factor for sending the child to work, and the economic(More)
A survey of health authorities and primary care groups with high ethnic minority populations in England showed HAs were further advanced in addressing the special needs of ethnic minorities than PCGs. More than three-quarters of HAs cited initiatives for ethnic minorities compared with only 36 per cent of PCGs. Only a minority of organisations reported(More)
The studied population (1000 children and young workers and 250 controls) were interviewed for health complaints and subjected to extensive medical investigations. Health problems are more encountered among the workers than in the controls, which has been attributed to the impact of work on health and to the low socioeconomic background that compels the(More)
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