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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
Obesity in Adulthood and Its Consequences for Life Expectancy: A Life-Table Analysis
- A. Peeters, J. Barendregt, F. Willekens, J. Mackenbach, Abdullah Al Mamun, L. Bonneux
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- 7 January 2003
Context Middle-aged adults who are overweight or obese may have shorter life expectancies than normal-weight adults, but how much shorter? Contribution This analysis of data from the Framingham Heart… 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
Migration and health in an increasingly diverse Europe
- B. Rechel, P. Mladovsky, D. Ingleby, J. Mackenbach, M. Mckee
- Political Science, Business
- The Lancet
- 6 April 2013
The share of migrants in European populations is substantial and growing, despite a slowdown in immigration after the global economic crisis. This paper describes key aspects of migration and health… Expand
The persistence of health inequalities in modern welfare states: the explanation of a paradox.
- J. Mackenbach
- Economics, Medicine
- Social science & medicine
- 1 August 2012
The persistence of socioeconomic inequalities in health, even in the highly developed 'welfare states' of Western Europe, is one of the great disappointments of public health. Health inequalities… 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
Health Inequalities: Europe in Profile
- J. Mackenbach
Foreword 2 Executive Summary 3 1. Introduction 4 • health inequalities were 'discovered' in the 19th century • unexpected widening of health inequalities has raised awareness 2. Mortality 6 2.1 Total… 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