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What is this an explanation of according to the Black report?

What is this an explanation of according to the Black report?

Findings of the report Inequalities in health: report of a research working group (also known as the ‘Black report’) was published in August 1980. The group found that there were differences in mortality rates across the social groups, with those in lower social groups suffering higher rates of mortality.

What is the Black report 1980 Summary?

The Black Report, published in 1980 confirmed social class health inequalities in overall mortality (and for most causes of death) and showed that health inequalities were widening.

What was the main purpose of the Black Report?

The Black Report is an important document that deserves wide attention and debate. This summary and comment is intended to give greater access to its evidence, arguments, conclusions, and recommendations.

Why was the Acheson report made?

The report of the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health (chaired by Sir Donald Acheson) was published in 1998. The purpose of the inquiry was to inform the development of the government’s public health strategy and, in particular, to contribute to the forthcoming white paper, Our healthier nation.

What are examples of health inequalities?

Definition of Health Inequalities

  • Socio-economic status and deprivation: e.g. unemployed, low income, people living in deprived areas (e.g. poor housing, poor education and/or unemployment).
  • Protected characteristics: e.g. age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability.

Why does social class affect health?

People at the lower end of the socio- economic scale may feel a lack of control or autonomy at work, resulting in a sense of alienation, which has a negative effect on their mental wellbeing, while more senior white-collar roles may lead to high levels of stress, which can also negatively affect mental wellbeing and …

What did Donald Acheson do?

Sir Donald Acheson, who has died aged 83, was chief medical officer (CMO) between 1983 and 1991 and is widely acknowledged as the key policymaker of the UK’s successful drive against Aids. He will also be remembered for raising the profile of public health and his 1998 Acheson report on health inequalities.