Health: Does place matter?

Wilkinson, Justine (2015) Health: Does place matter? In: Tyne & Wear Branch of the Geographical Association, 13 October 2015, Northumbria University.

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Whilst people in England are healthier and living longer than before the poorest people will die on average 7 years earlier than those from more affluent areas and spend up to 17 years more living with poor health. Understanding disease risk factors and how our genetics, lifestyle, environment and occupation interact with the environments in which people live is crucial to reducing inequalities. Health inequalities arise because of inequalities in society - in the conditions in which we are born, study, live, work and age. This short talk will introduce this variation in healthy life expectancy by comparing different regions through looking at patterns and trends of diseases and how neighbourhood impacts upon our life chances and quality of life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Justine Wilkinson
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 15:00
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 02:48

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