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North-south divide in social inequalities in Great Britain: Divide in social class inequalities may exist but is small

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:52
  1. J Martin Bland, professor of health statistics (
  1. Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD

    EDITOR—Doran et al conclude that a northwest-southeast divide in social class inequalities existed in Great Britain at the start of the 21st century.1 They present tables and summary statistics but no analysis to support this statement. Inspection of their tables shows that the differences between the …

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