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Unequal health : how inequality contributes to health or illness

Author: Grace Budrys
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Unequal Health asks why some individuals are living longer and enjoying better health than others. By considering popular beliefs about the relevance of such factors as sex, race, poverty, and health habits. Grace Budrys moves beyond factors that receive a great deal of media attention - such as smoking, diet, exercise, and even genetic inheritance - and examines those factors that are far more difficult to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Budrys
ISBN: 9780742565067 0742565068 9780742565074 0742565076
OCLC Number: 427608842
Description: viii, 283 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The tools --
The causes of death --
Age and sex --
Race and poverty --
Lifestyle and health behavior --
Medical care --
Genes --
Stress --
Social inequality --
Population health --
Policy.
Responsibility: Grace Budrys.

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"Unequal Health asks why some individuals are living longer and enjoying better health than others. By considering popular beliefs about the relevance of such factors as sex, race, poverty, and health habits. Grace Budrys moves beyond factors that receive a great deal of media attention - such as smoking, diet, exercise, and even genetic inheritance - and examines those factors that are far more difficult to identify and track, such as relative income and relative social status."--Jacket.

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