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The influence of neighbourhood formality status and socio-economic position on self-rated health among adult men and women: a multilevel, cross sectional, population study from Aleppo, Syria

  • Balsam Ahmad1, 2Email author,
  • Vicky Ryan1,
  • Wasim Maziak3, 4,
  • Tanja Pless-Mulloli1, 2 and
  • Martin White1, 5
BMC Public Health201313:233

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-233

Received: 30 November 2012

Accepted: 13 March 2013

Published: 16 March 2013

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30 Nov 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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18 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carla Shoff
26 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Spencer Moore
11 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Balsam Ahmad
Resubmission - Version 3
11 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
16 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-233

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University
Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University
Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University
Syrian Centre for Tobacco Studies
Fuse, UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health