Effects of social deprivation in whole population should be addressed

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.753b (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:753
  1. H M P Fielder, Senior registrar in public health medicine,
  2. J G Avery, Consultant in public health medicine,
  3. D Wright, Deputy director of public health
  1. Iechyd Morgannwg Health, Swansea SA1 1LT

    EDITOR,—S Harding and R Balarajan's paper on mortality in second generation Irish people living in England and Wales concludes that special consideration should be given to the health needs of this population group.1 We wish to challenge some of the statements made, because the data presented do not support the text.

    The authors state that …

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