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[Are health and disease equally distributed among children?]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature37146
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1991 May 6;153(19):1333-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-6-1991
Author
J T Mortensen
K. Rasmussen
O F Nielsen
J. Baelum
F. Lander
B. Viskum
Author Affiliation
Arbejdsmedicinsk klinik, Aalborg Sygehus Nord.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1991 May 6;153(19):1333-6
Date
May-6-1991
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Child
Comparative Study
Denmark - epidemiology
English Abstract
Health status
Humans
Morbidity
Social Class
World Health Organization
Abstract
Living conditions for children and young people are of great interest. In previous investigations, differences in sickness among social groups have been found. WHO plans to reduce differences in health conditions among groups within the countries by at least 25%. In this article, attention is drawn to inequalities in health among children in Denmark. Parameters such as the risk of stillbirth, congenital malformations and death during the first year of life do not differ between social groups. Where the less harsh data are concerned, inequalities still exist between social groups, also among Danish children. In relation to the goals set by WHO, it is important to be aware that the existing ways of measurement may not be sufficient.
PubMed ID
2042238 View in PubMed
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[Social and health inequality in an area of community housing in Odense]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature37145
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1991 May 6;153(19):1358-60
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-6-1991
Author
J. Baelum
F. Lander
B. Viskum
J T Mortensen
K. Rasmussen
O F Nielsen
Author Affiliation
Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Miljø- og Arbejdsmedicin.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1991 May 6;153(19):1358-60
Date
May-6-1991
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Child
Child Development
Child Welfare
Comparative Study
Cross-Sectional Studies
Denmark - epidemiology
English Abstract
Female
Health status
Housing
Humans
Male
Psychomotor Performance
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
This investigation is a cross-sectional investigation based on the registers available which describe the conditions of health in children born in 1978 and resident in 1987 in two different social districts, one of which was socially, stressed while the other was slightly less stressed. The vaccination coverage was found to be lower in the socially stressed district and lower among immigrant children. More unvaccinated children were observed among children of mothers who received public assistance and of single parents. Hospital admissions on account of diagnoses due to infection were thrice as frequent from the socially stressed district. As regards height, weight and psychomotor status, no differences were observed between the districts. The investigation indicates that social inequalities cause health inequalities and that, in particular, there appears to be a need for health-promoting efforts where the socially stressed environments are concerned e.g. immigrant families.
PubMed ID
2042245 View in PubMed
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