Health and Lifestyles by Mildred Blaxter

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What is a `healthy' lifestyle? Which is more significant: the social circumstances in which people live, or lifestyle habits such as exercise or smoking?
Health and Lifestyles is the first description of a large and representative survey of the British population asking just those questions. It examines the findings, and considers issues such as measured fitness, declared health, psychological status, life circumstances, health-related behaviour, attitudes and beliefs. Providing firm evidence of the importance of social circumstances and patterns of health-related behaviour, Health and Lifestyles is an important contribution to current debate, revealing the levels of inequality in health in Britain today.
 

About Mildred Blaxter

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Mildred Blaxter is Honorary Professor of Medical Sociology at the School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia.
 
Published September 2, 2003 by Routledge. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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