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Health inequalities during childhood and youth: research evidence

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346742
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304258 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0006
Health inequalities during childhood and youth: research evidence

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This chapter explores some of the methodological considerations involved in the investigation of health inequalities among children and young people. It examines social variations in current mortality and morbidity and discusses the social variations in current mortality and morbidity in this age group. The analysis reveals persuasive evidence of health inequalities with respect to accidents and injuries and mental health.

Keywords: health inequalities; children; young people; methodological considerations; mortality; morbidity; accidents; injuries; mental health

Chapter.  16093 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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