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Environmental Health question

Post by junior272 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:28 pm

Hi,

I am currently studying environmental health and one of the topics i have been given is Health Inequalities. I am trying to get my head round the topic and i need some help. What i do know is health inequalities is a very broad area and i have narrowed down the area to the basics. I am not asking anyone to do write an essay for me just general ideas and opinions on health inequalities, i have done my research but im still a little unsure.

What are health inequalities?

What evidence is avialable that health inequalities exist?

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Re: Environmental Health question

Post by Safety » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:53 am

Health Inequalities is a comprehensive volume of analysis and commentary which presents a picture of current patterns and recent trends in ill health and death by measures of socio-economic status.

Carry out a search on Google, there are lots of information on the subject. .salut

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsand ... DH_4008268
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Re: Environmental Health question

Post by jonsi » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:02 am

In broad NHS terms I think it's commonly referred to as a 'Postcode Lottery' :)
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Re: Environmental Health question

Post by Jack Kane » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:20 am

Hey Junior, welcome to the forums :D :wave:

This is new to me I'm afraid, so not much help from me.
Safety wrote:Health Inequalities is a comprehensive volume of analysis and commentary which presents a picture of current patterns and recent trends in ill health and death by measures of socio-economic status.
Safety, that explanation certainly blew the cobwebs off the old noggin on a fine Sunday morning :lol: .shakingagain clapclap
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Re: Environmental Health question

Post by Alexis » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:32 pm

Hi junior and a welcome from me too. :wave:

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Re: Environmental Health question

Post by Peter111 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:37 pm

Many different reasons for health inequality;

Geography
Race
Education
Economic circumstances
Disability
Poverty
Knowledge of health professionals
Ability to communicate
Wealth
Access to information
Culture

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Re: Environmental Health question

Post by Keith1983 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:30 am

To add to Peter 111's list don't forget religious beliefs.
So when the whole world is safe..............what are we going to do then?

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