References - Health inequalities



Material from the 2012 ERS Summit in Tallin


Asthma and allergies

Bjorksten B, Dumitrascu D, Foucard T, Khetsuriani N, Khaitov R, Leja M, et al. Prevalence of childhood asthma, rhinitis and eczema in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Eur Respir J. 1998;12(2):432-7. Epub 1998/09/04.

Burney P, Potts J, Aït-Khaled N, Sepulveda RMD, Zidouni N, Benali R, et al. A multinational study of treatment failures in asthma management. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008;12(1):13-18.

Laatikainen T, von Hertzen L, Koskinen JP, Makela MJ, Jousilahti P, Kosunen TU, et al. Allergy gap between Finnish and Russian Karelia on increase. Allergy. 2011;66(7):886-92. Epub 2011/01/25.

Lai CKW, Beasley R, Crane J, Foliaki S, Shah J, Weiland S, et al. Global variation in the prevalence and severity of asthma symptoms: Phase three of the international study of asthma and allergies in childhood (ISAAC). Thorax. 2009;64(6):476-83.

Lodrup Carlsen KC, Carlsen KH. Effects of maternal and early tobacco exposure on the development of asthma and airway hyperreactivity. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2001;1(2):139-43.

Lodrup Carlsen KC, Jaakkola JJ, Nafstad P, Carlsen KH. In utero exposure to cigarette smoking influences lung function at birth. European Respiratory Journal. 1997;10(8):1774-9.

Mackay D, Haw S, Ayres JG, Fischbacher C, Pell JP. Smoke-free Legislation and Hospitalizations for Childhood Asthma. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(12):1139-45. Epub 2010/09/17.

Salam MT, Li YF, Langholz B, Gilliland FD. Early-life environmental risk factors for asthma: findings from the Children's Health Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2004;112(6):760-5.


Chronic heart and lung disease

European Community Health Indicators

Pallasaho P, Lundbäck B, Meren M, Kiviloog J, Loit HM, Larsson K, Laurinen L. Prevalence and risk factors for asthma and chronic bronchitis in the capitals Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn. Respir Med, 2002; 96; 759-69


Lung cancer

Jönsson B, Wilking N. A global comparison regarding patient access to cancer drugs. Ann Oncol. 2007 Apr;18 Suppl 3:iii1-iii77.

von Plessen C, Strand TE, Wentzel-Larsen T, Omenaas E, Wilking N, Sundstrøm S,Sörenson S. Effectiveness of third-generation chemotherapy on the survival of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer in Norway: a national study. Thorax. 2008 Oct;63(10):866-71


Cystic Fibrosis

David N. Sheppard (Guest Editor) EuroCareCF: Report on the demographics of cystic fibrosis in 35 European countries (European Coordination Action for Research in Cystic Fibrosis; EC FP6 project no.LSHM-CT-2005-018932. J Cystic Fibrosis 2010:9-Suppl 1.

Donaldson, S. H., and R. C. Boucher. 2003. Update on pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis lung disease. Curr Opin Pulm Med 9(6):486-91.

Huot Laure, Durieu Isabelle, Bourdy Stéphanie, Ganne Christell, Bellon Gabriel, Colin Cyrille, Touzet Sandrine, For REMU study (Principal investigator : Isabelle Durieu ; associated investigators : Gabriel Bellon, Isabelle Pin, Claire Crakowski, Philippe Reix, Raphaële Nove-Josserand.). Evolution of costs of care for cystic fibrosis patients after clinical guidelines implementation in a French network. J Cyst Fibros. 2008;7:403-8.

Jonathan McCormick, Gita Mehta, Hanne V Olesen, Laura Viviani, Milan Macek Jr, Anil Mehta, on behalf of the European Registry Working Group. Comparative demographics of the European cystic fibrosis population: a cross-sectional database analysis. Lancet 2010; 375: 1007–13.

Kerem E, Conway S, Elborn S, Heijerman H. for the Consensus Committee. Standards of care for patients with cystic fibrosis: a European consensus. J Cyst Fibrosis 2005,4:7-26.

Kerem, E., S. Conway, S. Elborn, and H. Heijerman. Standards of care for patients with cystic fibrosis: a European consensus. J Cyst Fibros 2005 ; 4(1):7-26.

McCormick J, Mehta G, Olesen HV, Viviani L, Macek M Jr, Mehta A; European Registry Working Group. Comparative demographics of the European cystic fibrosis population: a cross-sectional database analysis. Lancet. 2010 ;375(9719):1007-13.


Infectious diseases

Arinaminpathy N, & Dye C. Health in financial crises: economic recession and tuberculosis in Central and Eastern Europe. J. R. Soc. Interface 2010 doi:10.1098/rsif.2010.0072

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control/WHO Regional Office for Europe. Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2012. Stockholm: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2012

Lin H, Ezzati M, Murray M. Tobacco smoke, indoor air pollution and tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Medicine 2007; 4: e142

Lönnroth K, Williams BG, Stadlin S, Jaramillo E, Dye C. Alcohol use as a risk factor for tuberculosis – a systematic review. BMC Public Health 2008; 8: 289 doi:10.1186/1471-2458/8/289

Lönnroth K, Jaramillo E, Williams BG, Dye C, Raviglione M. Drivers of tuberculosis epidemics: The role of risk factors and social determinants. Social Science and Medicine 2009; 68 :2240–2246

Migliori GB, Sotgiu G, D'Ambrosio L, Centis R, Lange C, Bothamley G et al. TB and MDR/XDR-TB in European Union and European Economic Area countries: managed or mismanaged? Eur Respir J. 2012 Mar;39(3):619-25.

Raviglione M, Marais B, Floyd K, Lönnroth K, Getahun H, Migliori GM, et al. Scaling up of interventions to achieve global tuberculosis control: progress, new developments and update 2012. The Lancet 2012 (n press)

Reichman LB, Tanne J: Timebomb: The Global Epidemic of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis, New York, McGraw Hill, 2002.

Suk, et al. Wealth Inequality and Tuberculosis Elimination in Europe. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2009; 15 (11)

World Health Organization. Global tuberculosis control: WHO report 2011.


Social determinants & inequalities

Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Final report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2008

European Commission Solidarity in health: Reducing health inequalities in the EU, COM(2009)567.

Marmot, Michael. Social determinants of health inequalities. The Lancet, 2005; 365: 1099–104.

Murray C. Alternative projections of mortality and disability by cause 1990-2020: Global burden of disease study. Lancet. 1997;349:1498-504.

Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Occupational mortality: The registrar general's decennial supplement for Great Britain, 1979-80, 1982-83, Great Britain. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. London: H.M. Stationery Office; 1986.

Weinmayr G, Weiland S, Bjorksten B, Brunekreef B, Buchele G, Cookson WOC, et al. Atopic sensitization and the international variation of asthma symptom prevalence in children. Amer J Respir Crit Care Medicine. 2007;176(6):565-74

Wouters EFM. Economic analysis of the confronting COPD survey: An overview of results. Respir Med. 2003;97 Suppl C:S3.


Policies & Solidarity

Ebner, Y. (2010). The impact of the economic crisis on health inequalities. AER background paper.

Lundberg, O. et al (2008). The role of welfare state principles and generosity in social policy programmes for public health: an international comparative study. The Lancet, 372, 1633- 1640.

Mackenbach, J. P., Meerding, W. J., & Kunst, A. E. (2007). Economic implications of socio-economic inequalitied in health in the European Union. Luxembourg: European Commission (OIL).

Mladovsky, P., et al (2012). Health Policy in the Financial Crisis. Eurohealth incorporating Euro Observer, 18, 3-6.

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