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Trends in potentially avoidable mortality in NSW Volume 13 Issue 11-12

Andrew Hayen, Doug Lincoln, Helen Moore, Margaret Thomas

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(12) 226 - 236 Published: 2002

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Andrew Hayen

Doug Lincoln

Helen Moore

Margaret Thomas


In Australia, mortality rates, prevalence of health risk behaviours (such as smoking and inadequate physical activity), and prevalence of risk factors (such as obesity), have been shown to be significantly higher in lower socioeconomic (SES) groups than in higher SES groups. Similar inequalities in health have also been shown to exist in NSW.