Inequalities and ethnicity: evidence and intervention

Bradby Hannah and Chandola Tarani

in Challenging health inequalities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348999
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301646 | DOI:
Inequalities and ethnicity: evidence and intervention

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This chapter discusses the available evidence on health patterns among ethnic groups in England and considers significant findings from data sets that have become available since the report of the Acheson Inquiry was published. It describes the compounding effects of poorer social circumstances and racism on minority ethnic groups and examines ethnic groups' access to and use of health services. It discusses changes in the responsibilities of public services and the dilemma of general and specific health policies.

Keywords: health patterns; ethnic groups; Acheson Inquiry; social circumstances; racism; health services; public services; health policies

Chapter.  5624 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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