Health and Lifestyles

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Routledge, Sep 2, 2003 - Medical - 288 pages
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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Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
INTRODUCTION 2 THE HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE SURVEY
WHAT IS HEALTH?
THE MEASUREMENT OF HEALTH
SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND HEALTH
PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOUR
ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOUR
BEHAVIOUR AND HEALTH
CIRCUMSTANCES BEHAVIOUR AND HEALTH
CONCLUSIONS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
APPENDICES
References
Index
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