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Deprivation and health: Deprivation contributes to chronic illness

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.203c (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:203
  1. S Fowle,
  2. S Stewart-Brown
  1. Department of Public Health Medicine, Worcester and District Health Authority, Worcester WR4 9RW.

    EDITOR, - Margaret Eames and colleagues report that social deprivation and premature mortality are strongly linked.1 We recently examined the relation between deprivation and the prevalence of limiting longstanding illness (standardised for age and sex) among 0-64 year olds for electoral wards in Worcester and District Health …

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