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The less healthy urban population: income-related health inequality in China

Yang, Wei, Kanavos, Panos (2012) The less healthy urban population: income-related health inequality in China. BMC Public Health, 12 . p. 804. ISSN 1471-2458. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-804) (KAR id:36986)

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Abstract

Background

This paper empirically assesses the magnitude of rural/urban disparities in income-related adult health status, i.e., self-assessed health (SAH) and physical activity limitation, using Concentration Indices. It then uses decomposition methods to unravel the causes of inequalities and their variations across urban and rural populations. Data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) 2006 are used.

Results

The findings suggest that policy targeting the poor, especially the urban poor, is needed in order to reduce health inequality.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-804
Uncontrolled keywords: Health inequality; Adult health; Urban and rural disparity; China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 12:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36986 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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