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Variations in risk and protective factors for life satisfaction and mental wellbeing with deprivation: a cross-sectional study

  • Mark A Bellis1Email author,
  • Helen Lowey2,
  • Karen Hughes1,
  • Lynn Deacon1,
  • Jude Stansfield3 and
  • Clare Perkins1
BMC Public Health201212:492

Received: 16 March 2012

Accepted: 2 July 2012

Published: 2 July 2012

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Original Submission
16 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
2 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen
4 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Miranda Thurston
25 May 2012 Author responded Author comments - Mark Bellis
Resubmission - Version 2
25 May 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
2 Jul 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-12-492

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University
Blackburn with Darwen Care Trust Plus, Guide Business Centre
Independent Public Health Specialist