Morbidity and Irish Catholic descent in Britain: relating health disadvantage to behaviour.


OBJECTIVES This paper critically evaluates the evidence for two health-related stereotypes of the Irish, namely that behaviours such as smoking and heavy drinking explain their excess morbidity in Britain, and secondly that, in illness, this ethnic group behaves more stoically. DESIGN Data are reported on over 850 respondents from each of three cohorts… (More)


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