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Are differential consumption patterns in health-related behaviours an explanation for persistent and widening social inequalities in health in England?

Stait, Emma, Calnan, Michael (2016) Are differential consumption patterns in health-related behaviours an explanation for persistent and widening social inequalities in health in England? International Journal for Equity in Health, 15 (171). ISSN 1475-9276. (doi:10.1186/s12939-016-0461-2) (KAR id:57951)

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Abstract

During the last two decades, differential consumption patterns in health-related behaviours have increasingly been highlighted as playing an important role in explaining persistent and widening health inequalities. This period has also seen government public health policies in England place a greater emphasis on changing ‘lifestyle’ behaviours, in an attempt to tackle social inequalities in health. The aim of this study was to empirically examine the variation in health-related behaviour in relation to socio-economic position, in the English adult population, to determine the nature of this relationship and whether it has changed over time.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/s12939-016-0461-2
Uncontrolled keywords: Social inequalities in health, Health-related behaviour, England
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 10:00 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57951 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Calnan, Michael: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7239-6898
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