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Injuries, inequalities, and health: from policy vacuum to policy action

David A. Leon and Gill Walt

in Poverty, Inequality, and Health: An International Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631961
eISBN:
9780191723599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the public health burden of injuries and violence. It illustrates the range of inequalities that characterize the occurrence of injuries and violence, and highlights the scope ... More


Type 2 Diabetes and Persons at High Risk of Diabetes

Linda S. Geiss and Catherine C. Cowie

in Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195317060
eISBN:
9780199871544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317060.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter documents the past growth of diabetes in the United States, and warns about a possible future in which effective public health policies to prevent or reduce the public health burden of ... More


Economic Costs of Diabetes and the Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions to Prevent and Control This Disease

Ping Zhang and Rui Li

in Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195317060
eISBN:
9780199871544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317060.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In addition to exerting a negative impact on health, diabetes imposes a large economic burden on the national health care system. Correspondingly, it stresses national economies as well as ... More


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