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Increasing inequalities in health: is it an artefact caused by the selective movement of people?
Changes in health socio-economic inequalities are currently measured by comparing the mortality gradient across aggregates of small administrative areas at two points in time. However, thisExpand
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Urban and rural variations in morbidity and mortality in Northern Ireland
BackgroundFrom a public health perspective and for the appropriate allocation of resources it is important to understand the differences in health between areas. This paper examines the variations inExpand
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Area factors and suicide: 5-year follow-up of the Northern Ireland population.
BACKGROUND Suicide rates vary markedly between areas but it is unclear whether this is due to differences in population composition or to contextual factors operating at an area level. AIMS ToExpand
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Funding and performance of healthcare systems in the four countries of the UK before and after devolution: a longitudinal analysis of the four countries, 1996/97, 2002/03 and 2006/07, supplemented by
Political devolution means there are now four National Health Services in the United Kingdom. The health services of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all funded by the UK taxpayer,Expand
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Is caring associated with an increased risk of mortality? A longitudinal study.
Informal care is a fundamental component of care in the community which, given current demographic trends and increasing prevalence of debilitating chronic disease, is likely to assume even greaterExpand
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House value as an indicator of cumulative wealth is strongly related to morbidity and mortality risk in older people: a census-based cross-sectional and longitudinal study.
BACKGROUND There has been relatively little research into health inequalities in older populations. This may be partly explained by the difficulty in identifying appropriate indicators ofExpand
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The contribution of migration to changes in the distribution of health over time: five-year follow-up study in Northern Ireland.
A number of recent studies have highlighted the potential contribution of migration to increasing inequalities in health between areas with different levels of deprivation. Some of these studies haveExpand
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Variation in mortality by country of birth in Northern Ireland: a record linkage study.
The study of health differences between those residing in the same country but originating in different countries is a potential source of insight into the causes of ill-health. Within NorthernExpand
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Unlinked vital events in census-based longitudinal studies can bias subsequent analysis.
OBJECTIVE To examine the potential biases arising from the nonlinkage of census records and vital events in longitudinal studies. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING A total of 56,396 deaths of residents ofExpand
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Area of residence and alcohol-related mortality risk: a five-year follow-up study.
AIMS To examine differences in alcohol-related mortality risk between areas, while adjusting for the characteristics of the individuals living within these areas. DESIGN A 5-year longitudinal studyExpand
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