Knowledge of the health profile of the deprived areas in Denmark is sparse

Cecilie Dohlmann Weatherall, Bence János Bøje-Kovács, Aske Egsgaard-Pedersen, Andreas Alstrup

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There has been a growing political interest in changing the health profile of the deprived areas in Denmark. However, only little is known about the actual health of people living in these areas, despite the fact that the social inequality of health in the Danish population is well-documented. We provide an overview of significant studies which illustrate the interaction between residents' health and their neighbourhoods as well as their socioeconomic characteristics. We find that there are no previous quantitative empirical studies on residents' health in deprived neighbourhoods in Denmark.
Translated title of the contributionViden om helbredet i udsatte boligområder i Danmark er sparsom
Original languageEnglish
JournalUgeskift for Læger
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

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