Journal article

Increasing socioeconomic inequalities in male cirrhosis of the liver mortality: Australia 1981-2002

Jake M Najman, Gail M Williams, Robin Room

DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Liver cirrhosis mortality is an indicator of harms associated with high levels of alcohol consumption. There is good evidence that changes in political and economic systems can lead to changing patterns of liver cirrhosis mortality. Socioeconomic inequalities in liver cirrhosis mortality have been periodically reported but there are few studies of changes in socioeconomic inequalities in liver cirrhosis mortality over time. This paper examines changes in socioeconomic inequalities in liver cirrhosis mortality in Australia for the period 1981 - 2002. Age standardised, liver cirrhosis mortality rates were calculated for occupational groupings for Australia 1981 - 2002. Occupations were grouped..

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