Inequalities in health

The evidence presented to the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health, chaired by Sir Donald Acheson

Edited by David Gordon, Mary Shaw, Daniel Dorling, and George Davey Smith

Inequalities in health

Edited by David Gordon, Mary Shaw, Daniel Dorling, and George Davey Smith

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

288 pages
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781861341747 Published October 1999 For sale in North and South America only
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/childrenYouthAdults of working ageOlder peopleHousingSocial environmentPoverty and incomeThe NHSNutritionEducationAreasEthnicityTransport/pollution/material environmentGenderMental healthHealth-related behavioursOral health·[vbTab]·[vbTab]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 seriesSeries 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.
Contents

Introduction

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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