Health-risk behaviour among residents in deprived neighbourhoods compared with those of the general population in Denmark: A cross-sectional study

Maria Holst Algren, Ola Ekholm, Frank van Lenthe, Johan Mackenbach, Carsten Kronborg Bak, Pernille Tanggaard Andersen

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Abstract

This study compares health-risk behaviours (including the co-occurrence of health-risk behaviours) of residents in the deprived neighbourhoods with those of the general population of Denmark. It also examines associations between sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics and health-risk behaviours in deprived neighbourhoods in Denmark. Even after adjustment for socioeconomic characteristics there were large differences in health-risk behaviours between residents in deprived neighbourhoods and the general population. In the deprived neighbourhoods large sociodemographic and socioeconomic differences in health-risk behaviours were found among the residents. Our findings highlight the need for health promotion programmes targeting residents in deprived neighbourhoods.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftHealth & Place
Vol/bind45
Sider (fra-til)189-198
Antal sider10
ISSN1353-8292
DOI
StatusUdgivet - maj 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa

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