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Asthma, Deprivation and the Urban Environment in Scotland: Evidences, Challenges and Directions Shiraz Sheriff¹, Edward Hall¹, Thilo Kroll², University of Dundee, School of the Environment¹ and School of Nursing and Midwifery²

AIM To explore factors that play in shaping asthma prevalence in an urban deprived area and examine the current model of patient–general practice interaction with respect to Asthma

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BACKGROUND 6% of the population in Scotland suffer from Asthma A total of 368,000 people are currently receiving treatment for Asthma

Health disparities exist in urban and rural areas with urban deprived neighbourhoods having a higher prevalence of Asthma

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6% Asthma Prevalence


SECONDARY DATA SET ANALYSIS Collected between 2001 and 2006 as a part of a UK wide Asthma Audit for the QOF (Quality Outcomes Framework ) program of the NHS Variables analyzed -Demographic characteristics of the asthma population e.g. size of asthma register in each practice, location, deprivation status, crude prevalence rates across each practice at ward level 111 General Practices participated representing 11% of the total practices in Scotland


Dundee - Large Urban Area

People and Places; Neighborhood effects: Individual and Population Level. Compositional, Contextual and Collective Concepts Uri Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory

CECHR Symposium 2014 Shiraz Sheriff