International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health presents evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health across and within countries. International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health publishes research which improves the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations. This includes the discussion of political, policy-related, economic, social and health services-related influences, particularly with regard to systematic differences in distributions of one or more aspects of health in population groups defined demographically, geographically, or socially.
Although there is a large amount of literature on the ‘social determinants’ of health, this focuses heavily on influences at the level of the individual, and, at most, on influences at the community level. The literature is relatively sparse on influences in the policy and political arenas and is especially deficient in analyses that examine the population-attributable fraction of ill health resulting from the different categories of influences. Such information is required by policy-makers in order to make informed choices and evidence-based decisions.
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Authors: Title. Int J Equity Health [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts , Hassall , Winegar , Haselden , Nicholls , Griffin : Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Int J Equity Health 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the Geneticresearch.
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