Inequalities in health
The evidence presented to the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health, chaired by Sir Donald Acheson
- David Gordon, Mary Shaw, Daniel Dorling, George Davey Smith
- Paperback, 288 pages, 297 x 210 mm
- 20 Oct 1999
- Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion series
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About This Book
The Acheson Inquiry was the most important government-backed examination into inequalities in health in the past 20 years. However, much of the detailed evidence presented to the Inquiry has not been published - until now. This book presents 17 chapters of evidence commissioned by the Acheson Inquiry to inform their work. It provides a 'state of the art' review, by leading experts, into aspects of inequalities in health among: Mothers/families/children Youth Adults of working age Older people Housing Social environment Poverty and income The NHS Nutrition Education Areas Ethnicity Transport/pollution/material environment Gender Mental health Health-related behaviours Oral health · Inequalities in health: The evidence is important reading for academics in the social and medical sciences, students, medical professionals and people working within the fields of health and community care. Studies in poverty, inequality and social exclusion series Series Editor: David Gordon, Director, Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research. Poverty, inequality and social exclusion remain the most fundamental problems that humanity faces in the 21st century. This exciting series, published in association with the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol, aims to make cutting-edge poverty related research more widely available. For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.
A structural plan needed to reduce inequalities of health ~ Peter Townsend
Preface by Sir Donald Acheson
Mother, foetus, infant, child and family: socio-economic inequalities ~ Catherine Law
Youth Patrick West
Adults of working age (16/18 to 65 years) ~ David Blane
Inequalities in health: older people ~ Kay-Tee Khaw
Health inequalities: the place of housing ~ Richard Best
The social environment ~ Richard Wilkinson
Poverty across the life-course and health ~ George Davey Smith
The role of the NHS in tackling inequalities in health ~ Michaela Benzeval and Anna Donald
Tackling inequalities in health and healthcare - the role of the NHS ~ Bobbie Jacobson
Nutrition and health inequalities ~ Michael Nelson
Education and health inequalities ~ Geoff Whitty, Peter Aggletin, Eva Garmarnikow and Paul Tayrer
Geographical inequalities in mortality, morbidity and health-releated behaviour in England ~ Sally Macintyre
Ethnic inequalities in health ~ James Nazroo
Inequalities in health: road transport and pollution ~ Adrian Davis
Inequalities in health related to transport ~ Barbara MacGibbon
Gender ~ Sara Arber
Mental health ~ David Goldberg
Smoking, drinking, physical activity and screening uptake and health inequalities ~ Jane Wardle, Michael Farrell, Melvyn Hillsdon, Martin Jarvis, Stephen Sutton and Margaret Thorogood
Inequalities in oral health ~ Aubrey Sheiham and Richard G. Watt.
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