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    A Formal Investigation of Inequalities in Health Behaviours After Age 50 on the Island of Ireland

    Hudson, Eibhlin and Madden, David and Mosca, Irene (2015) A Formal Investigation of Inequalities in Health Behaviours After Age 50 on the Island of Ireland. The Economic and Social Review, 46 (2). pp. 233-265. ISSN 0012-9984

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    To examine income-related inequality in smoking, low physical activity and frequent alcohol consumption we calculate concentration indices using data on older adults from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Smoking and low physical activity are more concentrated among those with lower incomes in both regions, while frequent alcohol consumption is more concentrated among those with higher incomes. Although results for the two jurisdictions are quite similar, low levels of physical exercise appears to be more highly concentrated amongst lower income groups in the North. In conclusion, inequalities in health behaviours exist among older people on the Island of Ireland.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Physical Activity; Alcohol Consunption; Concentration Index; Socioeconomic Inequalities; Martial satatus; Risk factors; Smoking; Mortality; Americans; Disease; Health; Income; Inequality; Smoking
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 11382
    Depositing User: Irene Mosca
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 10:21
    Journal or Publication Title: The Economic and Social Review
    Publisher: Tara
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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