Child obesity

Public Health England analysed child poverty by deprivation by comparing the Indices of Multiple Deprivation with data from the (slightly ominous sounding) ‘National Child Measurement Programme’. They argued there was a strong, “almost linear relationship” between child obesity and the decile of deprivation for the area they live in. This finding was[…]

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Smoking

Rates of smoking by IMD score

Here’s some ONS data on differences between smoking rates in more and less deprived areas. They combined a 2012 household survey with IMD2010 to get a picture of how rates vary by deprivation: A clear correlation with deprivation appears, with both men and women in the most deprived 20% being[…]

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Are betting shops targeting the poor?

Source: Guardian, Campaign for Fairer Gambling, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/28/englands-poorest-spend-gambling-machines

Source: Guardian, Campaign for Fairer Gambling The Guardian ran an article on research by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling that suggests bookmakers are concentrated in, and take more money from, areas of higher deprivation as measured by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2010. Find out more: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/28/englands-poorest-spend-gambling-machines

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Deprivation and Cancer

As cancer is the leading cause of death for most age groups in the country, health organisations and academics are obviously concerned about identifying health inequalities and potential causes among the population. There is a substantial body of research from different countries on this – a quick google scholar search[…]

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