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Comparative case studies from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa

Karen Siegel and David Stuckler

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0114
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter is organized into five parts. Public health experts contribute a series of country case studies about social change and chronic diseases in five rapidly-emerging economies: Brazil, ... More


Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

David Stuckler and Karen Siegel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Within the next few decades, the burden of chronic disease will more than triple, with the greatest rises occurring in ... More


Sick individuals, sick populations: The societal determinants of chronic diseases: What are the social causes of rising chronic diseases?

David Stuckler, Karen Siegel, Roberto De Vogli, and Sanjay Basu

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines why chronic diseases have risen so markedly over the past several decades. It begins by assessing the contribution of individual risk factors to the disease burden. It then ... More


Social and economic consequences of chronic diseases: What are the social and economic consequences of chronic diseases? What are the social and economic consequences of chronic diseases? Who suffers from the costs of these diseases? Who suffers from the costs of these diseases? Is there a case for governments to act to reduce the social harms caused by chronic diseases?

David Stuckler and Marc Suhrcke

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0048
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter details how economic perspectives can enlighten us on how best to respond to chronic diseases. It shows that such economic tools are powerful, but they have ethical, policy, and ... More


Sleep and respiratory diseases

A. Xie, R. Kakkar, M.C. Teodorescu, L. Herpel, and V Krishnan, and M. Teodorescu

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Sleep has a significant impact on breathing through withdrawal of the wakefulness stimulus and alterations in muscle tone, ventilatory chemosensitivity, lung properties, and metabolic rate. ... More


Chronic Diseases

Derek Yach

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171853
eISBN:
9780199865352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes social injustice in relation to chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and aging and risk factors. It ... More


Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers

Sheila Payne and Caroline Ellis-Hill (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631671
eISBN:
9780191730191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Most chronically and terminally ill patients are cared for in their own homes by family and friends, rather than in hospitals or hospices. These carers are an invaluable free resource and there is an ... More


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

David M. Burns

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cigarette smoking is the dominant cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for both ... More


Disease-related pain: an introduction

Peter Croft

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an overview of discussions in Chapter 18–21. It discusses the diseases contributing to population levels of chronic pain and the impact of pain on chronic disease outcome. It ... More


The life course and adult chronic disease: an historical perspective with particular reference to coronary heart disease

Diana Kuh and Yoav Ben-Shlomo

in A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198578154
eISBN:
9780191724039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter traces the origins of the idea that experiences early in the life course may have long-term effects on the development of chronic disease. Topics discussed include research in the first ... More


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