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The role of health-related behavioural factors in accounting for inequalities in coronary heart disease risk by education and area deprivation: prospective study of 1.2 million UK women

Floud, Sarah; Balkwill, Angela; Moser, Kath; Reeves , Gillian K; Green, Jane; Beral, Valerie; Cairns, Benjamin J; Banks, Emily


Background: Some recent research has suggested that health-related behaviours, such as smoking, might explain much of the socio-economic inequalities in coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. In a large prospective study of UK women, we investigated the associations between education and area deprivation and CHD risk and assessed the contributions of smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and body mass index (BMI) to these inequalities. Methods: After excluding women with heart disease,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Medicine
DOI: 10.1186/s12916-016-0687-2
Access Rights: Open Access


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