Evidence on inequality in health from a national survey.

@article{Blaxter1987EvidenceOI,
  title={Evidence on inequality in health from a national survey.},
  author={Mildred Blaxter},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1987},
  volume={2 8549},
  pages={30-3}
}
The debate about social inequality in health in Britain has so far been based principally on mortality rates. A survey of morbidity and fitness in a large representative sample of adults living in private households in England, Wales, and Scotland reveals striking differences between social classes in self-defined health status, the reported incidence of illness, the prevalence of chronic disease, and measured physiological fitness. The disadvantage in health status does not simply relate to a… CONTINUE READING

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