From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

Trends in Adult Mortality

Projects using national cross-sectional data over the last two decades are examining trends in cause specific mortality in the UK. We are focusing mainly on cardiovascular disease and major cancer sites, the latter work partly funded by Cancer Research UK. These analyses are based on data on populations from the 1981, 1991 and 2001 Censuses and from death registrations from 1979 - 2003.

Published Abstracts

Teyhan A, Harding S, Rosato, M.  Trends in coronary heart disease and stroke mortality among migrants in England and Wales, 1979-2003.  European Journal of Public Health 2007; 17 (Suppl.2): p35.

Harding S, Teyhan A, Rosato M.  Trends in cancer mortality among migrants in England and Wales, 1979-2003.  European Journal of Public Health 2007; 17 (Suppl.2): p64.

Publications

2008

Harding S, Rosato M, Teyhan A. Trends for coronary heart disease and stroke mortality among migrants in England and Wales, 1979-2003: slow declines notable for some groups. Heart 2008;94:463-470

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2007

Harding S. The epidemiology of cancers in ethnic communities in the UK. In: Ly A, Khayat D, editors About cancer in Africa: from epidemiology to biomedical research applications and perspectives. Paris: National Cancer Institute (INCa)/Springer, 2007:523-536.

2002

Harding S, Balarajan R. Mortality data on migrant groups living in England and Wales: issues of adequacy and of interpretation of death rates. In: Haskey J, editor Population projections by ethnic group: a feasibility study. London: The Stationery Office, 2002:115-127.

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Glossary

  • Cross-sectional data Refers to data collected at one point in time. Its use facilitates the examination of the relationship between different influences on health outcomes.
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