A Review of the Literature on the Health Beliefs, Health Status, and Use of Services in the Gypsy Traveller Population, and of Appropriate Health Care Interventions

Aspinall, Peter J. (2005) A Review of the Literature on the Health Beliefs, Health Status, and Use of Services in the Gypsy Traveller Population, and of Appropriate Health Care Interventions. Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff, 62 pp. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The health status of this group is not well documented and there is a lack of robust evidence. However there is fragmentary data on life expectancy being lower than average and stillbirths, perinatal and infant mortality and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome being higher than average. There is also evidence of high levels of anxiety and depression. Poverty and low socio-economic position have a major effect on Gypsy Traveller population’s health.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Projects: [116] Health ASERT Programme Wales - Report 2
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2008 16:43
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 08:32
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9170 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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