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Does access to cardiac investigation and treatment contribute to social and ethnic differences in coronary heart disease? Whitehall II prospective cohort study
BRITTON, Annie, Martin SHIPLEY, Michael MARMOT et Harry HEMINGWAY, BMJ  2004;329:318 (7 August).

Differences in medical care are unlikely to contribute to social or ethnic differences in the epidemiology of coronary artery disease. Britton and colleagues who followed up more than 10 000 participants in the Whitehall II study for over 15 years, found that South Asians and poorer people—who are more likely to have coronary artery disease—had the same access to cardiac procedures and medication as other social groups. The higher mortality from cardiac disease in poorer people and South Asians would have to be explained by other biological, behavioural, and psychosocial explanations, conclude the authors.


Achieving equity in the Australian healthcare system
LEEDER Stephen R. Med J Aust – 3 November 2003 ; 179 (9): 475-478

Electronic Bulletin

The E-watch bulletin on innovation in health services aims at spreading knowledge and promoting the use of research by the decision-makers. On a weekly basis, the bulletin gives content about relevant events for health services professionals and decision-makers; up to date publications promoting knowledge utilization in the health services; Web sites providing content on specific themes. The KU-UC database is powered by the CHSRF/CIHR Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation (Université Laval).

Is the NHS equitable? A review of the evidence
DIXON , Ana, Julian LE GRAND John HENDERSON , Rchard MURRAY and Emmi POTELIAKHOFF. LSE Health and Social Care Discussion Paper 11, November 2003.

Local basket of inequalities indicators
FITZPATRICK, Justine and Bobbie Jacobson. London Health Observatory, October 2003

Monitoring Equity in Health and Healthcare: A conceptual framework
BRAVEMAN, Paula A., Journal Health Popul Nutr 2003 September; 21(3): 181-192.ICDDR, B: Centre

Poverty and Health – CPHI collected papers
Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI ). Canadian Institute for Health Information : Ottawa . June 2003

This collection provides insight into links between poverty and health. Two working papers, by Shelley Phipps and David Ross, offer perspective on what we know from research and relevant policy approaches respectively. A third paper reports on proceedings of a national roundtable on poverty and health hosted by CPHI in the spring of 2002. Areas of agreement and disagreement regarding the relationship between poverty and health are identified.

Available reports

  • The impact of poverty on health – A scan of research literature, Shelley Phipps
  • Policy approaches to address the impact of poverty on health – a scan of policy literature, David P. Ross
  • Poverty and Health: Links to action – Proceedings of the CPHI National Roundtable on Poverty and Health, March 26, 2002

Variations des écarts de santé en fonction du revenu au Québec de 1987 à 1998 . Institut de la statistique du Québec, October 2003.

The report Variation des écarts de l'état de santé en fonction du revenu au Québec de 1987 à 1998 (differences in health status based on income in Québec from 1987 to 1998) sets out the results of a study by Marc Ferland, of the Québec regional health and social services board (RRSSS), on the measurement over a period of time of selected health indicators among the various socioeconomic groups. (In FRENCH)


A reexamination of smoking before, during, and after pregnancy
KAHN, Robert S., Laura CERTAIN and Robert C. Whitaker. In American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 92 – No. 11 (November 2002) : 1801-1808.

Birth weight, childhood socioeconomic environment, and cognitive development in the 1958 British birth cohort study
JEFFERIS, Barbara J M H, Chris POWER and Clyde HERTZMAN. BMJ 2002; 325 :305 (10 August). (Downloadable document PDF format)

Illiteracy in rheumatoid arthritis patients as determined by the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) score
GORDON, M.-M., R. HAMPSON, H.A CAPELL and R. MADHOK. Rheumatology 2002; 41 : 750-754.

Socioeconomic variations in responses to chest pain : qualitative study
RICHARDS, Helen Mary, Elspeth REID and Graham Charles MURRAY WATT. BMJ 2002; 324 : 1308 (1 June).(Downloadable document PDF format)

Trauma and deprivation in Quebec
HAMEL, Denis and Robert PAMPALON. Québec, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, 2002. (ISBN : 2-550-39265-5) (Downloadable document PDF format)

Studies show a relationship between social inequality and intentional and unintentional trauma. The recent development of a deprivation index (Pampalon et al., 2000) enables us to better understand this relationship with data from Quebec.

Trends in Mortality by Income in Urban Canada from 1971 to 1996
Russell WILKINS, Edward NG and Jean-Marie BERTHELOT. Health Reports 2002; 13 (Supplement) : 1-27. (Statistics Catalogue 82-003-SIE) (Downloadable document PDF format)


Inequality is bad for our hearts : Why low income and social exclusion are major causes of heart disease in Canada (Downloadable document PDF format)
RAPHAËL, Dennis. Toronto: North York Heart Health Network. 2001

Trends in Mortality by Income in Urban Canada from 1971 to 1996
Russell WILKINS, Edward NG and Jean-Marie Berthelot. Health Analysis and Modeling Group (Statistics Canada), November 2001.

The goal of this study was to determine whether inequalities in mortality related to income had decreased since 1971. For general mortality and for most specific causes, differences linked to income declined significantly between 1971 and 1996. More detailed results show the causes of death associated with decreasing, increasing or stable economic disparity, by different periods.


Inégalités sociales de santé (Les)
LECLERC, Annette (sous la direction de). Paris, Éditions la Découverte / Inserm, 2000. (ISBN : 2-7071-3247)

Ce livre regroupe entre autres les principales données disponibles sur les inégalités devant la mort et la maladie en France.


Statistical report on the health of Canadians
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health. Ottawa : Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 1999. Catalogue No. H39-467/1999E. (ISBN 0-662-27623-X).

Towards a health future
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health. Ottawa : Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 1999. Cat H39-468/1999E. (ISBN 0-662-27625-6).


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