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North-south divide in social inequalities in Great Britain: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:53
  1. Tim Doran, clinical lecturer in public health medicine (,
  2. Frances Drever, visiting senior research fellow,
  3. Margaret Whitehead, W H Duncan professor of public health
  1. Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GB

    EDITOR—The message we hoped readers would take from our paper is that the United Kingdom has large health inequalities in terms of social class, geography, and geography within the social class inequalities. We therefore concur with Bland's analysis, as his figures confirm this point. The differences between regions within each social class, although smaller than the differences between the social …

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