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Table 1 Pathways from housing improvements to health conditions

From: Can housing improvements cure or prevent the onset of health conditions over time in deprived areas?

Health condition Housing risk factors Associated housing conditions Relevant housing improvements
Respiratory health Damp and mould. Thermal efficiency Fabric works
Cold. Weatherproofing Central heating
Overcrowding Ventilation Kitchens & bathrooms
Circulatory conditions Cold. Thermal efficiency Fabric works.
Heating affordability and functioning. Central heating.
Digestive health High-blood pressure. Standard of food storage, preparation and cooking facilities. Kitchens and bathrooms.
Unhealthy diet.
Allergies & skin conditions Dust mites. Thermal efficiency Fabric works
Damp and mould. Weatherproofing Central heating
Infestations. Heating affordability and functioning. Kitchens & bathrooms
Soft furnishings.
Cleaning. Quality of work and floor surfaces.
Temperature and humidity.
Headaches and migraines Stress. External quality and appearance. Fabric works
Anxiety. Central heating
Depression. Damp and mould Kitchens and bathrooms
Fuel poverty
Overcrowding New front door
Concerns about crime and antisocial behaviour
Mental health Stress. External quality and appearance. Fabric works
Anxiety. Central heating
Depression. Damp and mould Kitchens and bathrooms
Fuel poverty
Overcrowding New front door
Concerns about crime and antisocial behaviour