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    Mortality, Cause of Death and Social Class in the Belfast Urban Area, 1970.

    Pringle, Dennis G. (2012) Mortality, Cause of Death and Social Class in the Belfast Urban Area, 1970. In: Anniversary Essays: Forty Years of Geography in Maynooth. National University of Ireland Maynooth, pp. 84-96. ISBN 9780992746605

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    Following a reduction in the number of deaths from infectious diseases during the past 100 years, most of the major causes of death in developed countries can be classified as degenerative diseases. These diseases, however, are not a simple by-product of the ageing process. Numerous studies have shown that there are significant spatial variations in the incidence of major degenerative diseases, suggesting that there must be something causing these geographical inequalities. To be more precise, there must be factors which are unevenly distributed over space which either result in spatial inequalities in the incidence of degenerative diseases or which influence a person's chances of surviving a degenerative disease once contracted. In either event, a correct identification of the factors might enable preventive measures to be taken to reduce mortality from degenerative diseases.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: First published in Ecology of Disease (1983), 2(1), 1-8.
    Keywords: Mortality; Cause of Death; Social Class; Belfast Urban Area; 1970; Anniversary essays; Geography; Maynooth;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 5587
    Depositing User: Dennis Pringle
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 17:21
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes

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