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Researching the rural-metropolitan health differential using the social determinants of health

Dixon, Jane; Welch, Nicky


Recent research indicates that the health status of rural people is inferior to that of people living in metropolitan Australia. This paper summarises the rural-metropolitan health differential and turns to the field of research being called the social determinants of health for explanations of rural health inequalities. The paper explores the ways in which psychosocial factors can interact with material, behavioural and sociocultural factors to contribute to health outcomes. It suggests that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Rural Health


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