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ERIC Number: EJ808176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Prospects and Progress in Public Health and Health Promotion Research in Northern Ireland
Gaffney, Brian; Yarnell, John
Health Education Journal, v63 n1 p28-31 2004
Life expectancy in Northern Ireland continues to increase and it is expected that mortality due to heart disease, stroke and some cancers will continue to fall. The infant mortality rate, once higher is similar to that of the other UK and European countries. However, in common with neighboring countries, Northern Ireland has low levels of physical activity and poor nutrition especially among poorer people; in addition, there are growing levels of obesity and poor dental health. Northern Ireland has more socioeconomic deprivation, a younger and growing population and still suffers from the effect of civil disturbances. This article explores the prospects and progress in public health and health promotion research in Northern Ireland.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)