Health inequality - determinants and policies

Finn Diderichsen, Ingelise Andersen, Celie Manual, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Elsa Bach, Mikkel Baadsgaard, Henrik Brønnum-Hansen, Finn Kenneth Hansen, Bernard Jeune, Torben Jørgensen, Jes Søgaard

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Abstract

The review ”Health inequality – determinants and policies” identifies key-areas to be addressed with the aim to reduce the social inequality in health. The general life expectancy has steadily been increasing, but the data reveals marked social inequalities in health as well as life expectancy.

The review seeks to identify the causes of this social inequality. The analysis finds 12 areas of great importance for the inequality in health. This is i.e. early child development, schooling and education, the health behavior of the population, and the role of the health system. Within each of the 12 areas, key interventions are suggested to counteract the negative impact of the different determinants.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Public Health
Volume40
Issue numberSupplement 8
Pages (from-to)1-105
ISSN1403-4948
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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Diderichsen, F., Andersen, I., Manual, C., Andersen, A-M. N., Bach, E., Baadsgaard, M., Brønnum-Hansen, H., Hansen, F. K., Jeune, B., Jørgensen, T., & Søgaard, J. (2012). Health inequality - determinants and policies. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 40(Supplement 8), 1-105.