Download The Grim Reaper's Road Map: An Atlas of Mortality in Britain by Mary Shaw, Bethan Thomas, George Davey Smith, Danny Dorling PDF

By Mary Shaw, Bethan Thomas, George Davey Smith, Danny Dorling

This awesome full-colour atlas, with over a hundred colour-coded and obtainable maps, uniquely provides the geography of loss of life in Britain. the 1st atlas released in this topic for over twenty years, this booklet provides facts from greater than 14 million deaths over a 24-year interval in Britain. The maps aspect over a hundred separate different types of reason for demise, together with a number of cancers, suicides, attack by means of firearms, a number of sclerosis, pneumonia, hypothermia, falls, and Parkinson's disorder, and express how frequently those happened in numerous neighbourhoods.Accompanying every one map is an in depth description and short geographical research - the variety of those who have died because of every one reason, the typical age of demise and ratio of male to girl deaths are indexed. Taken as a complete, those offer a finished review of the geographical development of mortality in Britain. This atlas could be crucial analyzing for teachers and scholars of social medication, sociology of well-being and affliction and epidemiology. it is going to even be useful for someone who desires a greater knowing of styles of mortality inside Britain, together with clinical and healthcare practitioners, coverage makers and researchers.

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The rates in Glasgow and the south west of Scotland are immediately striking. London and other English urban centres follow with the next highest SMRs. Much of the remainder of rural and provincial Britain has substantially lower rates. Male to female ratio of deaths from this cause 90+ 85–89 80–84 75–79 Males 70–74 Females 65–69 60–64 55–59 A discussion of the cause of death is here, together with commentary on the map. There may also be a diagram or a photograph on this page. This cause of death includes killing by cutting or stabbing using a sharp object, most commonly a knife or broken glass.

It includes killing which may be intentional or unintentional; many of these assaults are impulsive, related to alcohol and drug misuse, and assailants use whatever weapon is to hand. Often the knife used is a kitchen knife in a domestic incident. Women are more commonly murdered by their partners. Men are more commonly murdered by someone to whom they are unrelated. Blunt-ended table knives were introduced in the 18th century to reduce the injuries resulting from arguments over the dinner table in public eateries (Hern et al, 2005).

Few areas in Scotland record rates below 90% of the national average. In the north of England such lower rates are only common in north Yorkshire and the more affluent parts of Lancashire. This overall pattern is largely a reflection of the smoking and poverty gradient across Britain, although there are many other causal factors implicated in cancer deaths. There is also evidence that non-smokers were more likely to migrate out of areas such as the poorer parts of Glasgow than were smokers over the course of these years, so differential migration also accounts for part of the patterns seen.

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