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North-south divide in social inequalities in Great Britain: Self perceived health is affected by anxiety and self esteem

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:52
  1. Michael Croft, salaried general practitioner (
  1. Gateways Surgery, Andrew Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire WD7 9LP

    EDITOR—Doran et al clearly believe that the term “poor health” is synonymous with “self reported poor health.”1 A precise definition of “health” is beyond crisp definition, but we should at least agree the difference between health (measured objectively) and health (reported subjectively). This work begs this question.

    My own perspective is that self perceived …

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