Search for dissertations about: "urban health"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 420 swedish dissertations containing the words urban health.

  1. 1. Health and Health Care Utilization among the Unemployed

    Author : Annika Åhs; Ragnar Westerling; Urban Janlert; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Social medicine; Unemployment; self-rated health; mental health; mortality; health care utilization; health promotion; Socialmedicin;

    Abstract : The number of persons who are not employed has increased in Sweden since the early 1990s. Unemployment has been found to influence health, especially when unemployment rates are low. The extent to which unemployment affects health when unemployment is high is less clear, and this needs to be further studied. READ MORE

  2. 2. Social capital, health and community action : implications for health promotion

    Author : Malin Eriksson; Maria Emmelin; Lars Dahlgren; Urban Janlert; Catherine Campbell; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; social capital; self-rated health; health promotion; community action; Public health science; Folkhälsovetenskap; socialmedicin; Social Medicine;

    Abstract : Background; The overwhelming increase in studies about social capital and health occurring since 1995 indicates a renewed interest in the social determinants of health and a call for a more explicit use of theory in public health and epidemiology. The links between social capital and health are still not clear and the meanings of different forms of individual and collective social capital and their implications for health promotion needs further exploration. READ MORE

  3. 3. Making visible the invisible : Health risks from environmental exposures among socially deprived populations of Nairobi, Kenya

    Author : Thaddaeus Wandera Egondi; Joacim Rocklöv; Nawi Ng; Remare Ettarh; Patrick Kinney; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; air pollution; urban health; temperature-related mortality; particulate matter; exposure assessment; child health; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: Most countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are experiencing a high rate of ur­banization accompanied with unplanned development resulting into sprawl of slums. The weath­er patterns and air pollution sources in most urban areas are changing with significant effects on health. READ MORE

  4. 4. Inequalities in Health : the Importance of Material/Structural Factors and Psychosocial Resources

    Author : Fredrik Granström; Margareta Kristenson; Anu Molarius; Peter Garvin; Urban Janlert; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Socioeconomic inequalities in health are well-documented in most countries. Health differences have been shown to follow a gradient, where health status in average is somewhat poorer for every lower level in the social hierarchy. Notably, the welfare state Sweden is no exception. READ MORE

  5. 5. Promoting health in adolescents : preventing the use of tobacco

    Author : Maria Nilsson; Urban Janlert; Lars Weinehall; Erik Bergström; Hans Stenlund; Charli Eriksson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Smoking; tobacco; prevention; intervention; adolescents; schools; evaluation; parents; Public health science; Folkhälsovetenskap; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : There is a robust evidence base for the negative health effects from smoking. Smoking is linked to severe morbidity and to mortality, and kills up to half of its regular users. READ MORE