CHI Week 7. Inequalities in health: evidence and explanation. Lecture will cover. Transition to modern health patterns Evidence of inequalities in health Explaining inequalities. Transition to modern health patterns. The Decline of Mortality from Infectious Disease
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CHI Week 7
Inequalities in health: evidence and explanation
YearSMR by social class
Whitehall Studies (Marmot)
Dorling, D (1997) Death in Britain: How local mortality rates have changed: 1950s to 1990s York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Death rate per 10,000
(Shaw et al, 1999)
Rate/1,000 having a long-term illness:
% not gaining 5 GCSEs A-C pass rate (1996):
Income levels (1991)
£6k – £10.5k£12.5 – £17k
Life Expectancy by social class:
Blaxter, 1990 (Health and Lifestyles)
Policy responses to health inequalities