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Childhood obesity—recent trends in Sweden including socioeconomic differences

Elinor Sundblom, Agneta Sjöberg, Jennie Blank, and Lauren Lissner

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reports on recent obesity trends among Swedish children. Sweden has a relatively low prevalence of childhood obesity. Yet, the rates in children as well as in adults have increased in ... More


Social Welfare Models, Labor Markets, and Health Outcomes

Joachim Vogel and Töres Theorell

in Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179200
eISBN:
9780199864539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179200.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Inequalities in material living standards can be regulated by various institutions and methods, including tax and transfer programs through the public sector; individual, family, and community norms ... More


Sweden and Britain: The Impact of Policy Context on Inequities in Health

FINN DIDERICHSEN, MARGARET WHITEHEAD, BO BURSTRÖM, MONICA ÅBERG, and PIROSKA ÖSTLIN

in Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195137408
eISBN:
9780199863983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In comparing two western European countries, Sweden and the United Kingdom, this chapter demonstrates a methodology for distinguishing empirically between causal pathways in order to explain the way ... More


Public health in Sweden: facts, visions, and lessons

Stig Wall, Gudrun Persson, and Lars Weinehall

in Global Public Health: A New Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199236626
eISBN:
9780191724053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the Swedish public health scene from three perspectives, each of which involves different actors: public health policy, public health reporting, and public health research. ... More


Migrants: Universal health services in Sweden

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The population of Sweden was relatively homogenous until the latter half of the 20th century, but recently has begun to confront the challenges of multiculturalism. Sweden maintains a universal ... More


Swenden

Barbara Forey, Jan Hamling, Peter Lee, and Nicholas Wald

in International Smoking Statistics: A collection of historical data from 30 economically developed countries

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508564
eISBN:
9780191723773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508564.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents annual data for Sweden on national sales of all types of tobacco products for the years 1920–1995. Both manufactured and hand-rolled cigarettes are considered, as well as pipes ... More


HIA at the local level in Sweden

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses health impact assessment (HIA) in Sweden. In Sweden, county councils/regions are responsible for health care and public health, some public transport, and regional development. ... More


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