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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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Obesity in Adulthood and Its Consequences for Life Expectancy: A Life-Table Analysis
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 HeartExpand
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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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Migration and health in an increasingly diverse Europe
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 healthExpand
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The persistence of health inequalities in modern welfare states: the explanation of a paradox.
  • J. Mackenbach
  • Medicine, Economics
  • 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 inequalitiesExpand
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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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Health Inequalities: Europe in Profile
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 TotalExpand
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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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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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