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Increasing mortality differentials by residential area level of poverty: Britain 1981-1997.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10817478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper considers mortality for ages 15-64 for the period 1981-97 in Britain according to population deciles defined by an area-based poverty measure. Over the study period there has been a polarization of life chances such that by 1994-97 almost one quarter of deaths in this age group can be attributed to unfavourable socioeconomic circumstances. Mortality differentials according to socioeconomic circumstances increased in tandem with increases in income inequality. A commitment to redistributive social policies is necessary if the trend of increasing inequality is to be reversed.
M Shaw; D Gordon; D Dorling; R Mitchell; G D Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0277-9536     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Med     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-12     Completed Date:  2000-07-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Great Britain / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Residence Characteristics*
Sex Distribution
Socioeconomic Factors

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