Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Coronary Heart Disease EpidemiologyFrom aetiology to public health$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 10 August 2020

Lessening inequalities and effecton coronary heart disease

Lessening inequalities and effecton coronary heart disease

(p.819) Chapter 47 Lessening inequalities and effecton coronary heart disease
Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology

M. Whitehead

M. Marmot

Oxford University Press

This chapter starts by summarizing the evidence on the social patterning of coronary heart disease (CHD), and then outlines some of the main pathways leading to the marked social gradient in disease. An understanding of these pathways and mechanisms is needed to devise plausible and theoretically sound strategies to intervene along the pathways. The second half of the chapter applies an equity perspective in a discussion of the effectiveness of these strategies, with a particular focus on the potential to reduce differential exposure, vulnerability, and consequences of CHD.

Keywords:   social patterning, cardiovascular disease, CHD risk, inequalities, equity perspective

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .