Inequalities in health in Europe

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7289.798/a (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:798
  1. Fabio Levi, director (fabio.levi@inst.hospvd.ch),
  2. Franca Lucchini, staff scientist,
  3. Silvia Franceschi, head,
  4. Eva Negri, head,
  5. Carlo La Vecchia, associate professor of epidemiology
  1. Registre vaudois des tumeurs, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, CH-1005 Lausanne
  3. Unit of Field and Intervention Studies, International Agency for Research on Cancer, F-69372 Lyons, France
  4. Unit of Epidemiological Methods, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, I-20157 Milan, Italy
  5. Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milan

    EDITOR—Marmot and Bobak analysed the increased inequalities in health in eastern Europe.1 Cervical cancer is an avoidable cause of death and a relevant indicator of women's health. National death certification data do not allow analysis of mortality from cervical cancer in Europe since 20-65% of deaths from uterine cancers are certified reliably as uterus, unspecified.2 Most deaths from uterine cancer in women aged under 45 arise from the cervix.

    We analysed age standardised death certification rates from uterine cancer in women aged …

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