Epidemiology: a science for justice in health.

@article{Saracci2007EpidemiologyAS,
  title={Epidemiology: a science for justice in health.},
  author={Rodolfo Saracci},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={
          265-8
        }
}
The relationships between social environment and health, a time honoured topic of epidemiological research, have been the object of renewed interest particularly in the last 10–15 years. The scientific importance of socially relevant variables, namely those characterizing either a person as an agent in society (e.g. roles, such as sexual or professional, education, income) or a social institution (e.g. type of family, a health delivery service), emerges in several ways. First they are… CONTINUE READING