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An index of unhealthy lifestyle is associated with coronary heart disease mortality rates for small areas in England after adjustment for deprivation.

Abstract:

Indices of socio-economic deprivation are often used as a proxy for differences in the health behaviours of populations within small areas, but these indices are a measure of the economic environment rather than the health environment. Sets of synthetic estimates of the ward-level prevalence of low fruit and vegetable consumption, obesity, raised blood pressure, raised cholesterol and smoking were combined to develop an index of unhealthy lifestyle. Multi-level regression models showed that t...

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Journal:
Health and place
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
691-695
Publication date:
2011-03-05
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EISSN:
1873-2054
ISSN:
1353-8292
URN:
uuid:61d52361-a634-4a16-8dca-b8ce48dd4f3a
Source identifiers:
163696
Local pid:
pubs:163696

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