Social inequality and infant health in the UK: systematic review and meta-analyses

  title={Social inequality and infant health in the UK: systematic review and meta-analyses},
  author={Alison L. Weightman and Helen E Morgan and Michael A. Shepherd and Hilary Kitcher and Chris J Roberts and F. D. J. Dunstan},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
OBJECTIVES To determine the association between area and individual measures of social disadvantage and infant health in the UK. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analyses. DATA SOURCES 26 databases and websites, reference lists, experts in the field and hand-searching. STUDY SELECTION 36 prospective and retrospective observational studies with socioeconomic data and health outcomes for infants in the UK, published from 1994 to May 2011. DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS 2 independent… CONTINUE READING
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