Widening socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in six Western European countries.

  title={Widening socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in six Western European countries.},
  author={Johan Pieter Mackenbach and Vivian Bos and O. G. Norden Andersen and Mario Cardano and Giuseppe Costa and Seeromanie Harding and Alison Reid and Orjan Hemstr{\"o}m and Tapani Valkonen and Anton Eduard Kunst},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={32 5},
OBJECTIVES During the past decades a widening of the relative gap in death rates between upper and lower socioeconomic groups has been reported for several European countries. Although differential mortality decline for cardiovascular diseases has been suggested as an important contributory factor, it is not known what its quantitative contribution was, and to what extent other causes of death have contributed to the widening gap in total mortality. METHODS We collected data on mortality by… CONTINUE READING
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