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Am J Public Health. 2003 Sep;93(9):1559-63.

Housing and health in Europe: preliminary results of a pan-European study.

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World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, European Center for Environment and Health/Bonn Office, Görrestrasse 15, 53113 Bonn, Germany. xbo@ecehbonn.euro.who.int

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe has undertaken a large study to evaluate housing and health in 7 European cities.

METHODS:

Survey tools were used to obtain information about housing and living conditions, health perception, and health status from a representative sample of the population in each city.

RESULTS:

In Forli, Italy, the first city studied, preliminary findings indicate some important potential links between housing and health.

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings, when combined with those from the remaining European cities, will likely generate concrete recommendations for the allocation of resources to programs that can improve housing and health.

PMID:
12948980
PMCID:
PMC1448010
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