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Social determinants of health

Section edited by David Rehkopf.

This section aims to publish the latest research related to the social determinants of health, including, but not limited to, the influences and interactions of personal characteristics (sex, age, ethnicity, disability and hereditary factors), social and community networks (family and wider social circles), living and working conditions (work, housing, education), and general socioeconomic, cultural and environmental conditions (taxation, availability of work) on public health and wellbeing.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Disability poses an important challenge to countries all over the world since it affects more than 15% of the global population. The disability prevalence is higher in developing countries compared to develope...

    Authors: Nouh Harsha, Luay Ziq and Rita Giacaman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:432

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Past research has shown that individuals who have had experiences of out-of-home care (OHC) in childhood have increased risks of premature mortality. Prior studies also suggest that these individuals are more ...

    Authors: Ylva B. Almquist and Lars Brännström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:418

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