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Inequalities in diet and physical activity in Europe

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 April 2001

Elizabeth Dowler*
Affiliation:
School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
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*Corresponding author: Email elizabeth.dowler@warwick.ac.Uk
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The contribution of food, nutrition and physical activity to inequalities in health across Europe is largely unexplored. This paper summarizes cross sectional survey data on food patterns and nutrient intakes, and briefer data on physical activity, by various indicators of socio-economic status for countries across Europe. Factors are examined which underlie the outcome data seen. These include structural and material conditions and circumstances which contribute to excluding sociodemographic groups from participating in mainstream patterns of living. Trends in social and economic conditions, and their implications for nutritional and physical wellbeing are briefly outlined.

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