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Health and Lifestyles

1st Edition

By Mildred Blaxter


280 pages

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Paperback: 9780415001472
pub: 1990-03-01
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What is a `healthy' lifestyle? Which is more significant: the social circumstances in which people live, or lifestyle habits such as exercise or smoking?

Health and Lifestyles is the first description of a large and representative survey of the British population asking just those questions. It examines the findings, and considers issues such as measured fitness, declared health, psychological status, life circumstances, health-related behaviour, attitudes and beliefs. Providing firm evidence of the importance of social circumstances and patterns of health-related behaviour, Health and Lifestyles is an important contribution to current debate, revealing the levels of inequality in health in Britain today.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General