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'1pm' Seminar Series
Title: ‘At the Heart of Education: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationship between Educational Attainment and Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Men and Women’
Speaker: Ms Milagros Ruíz
Date & Time: Thursday 21st March 1pm-2pm
Venue: G37 & G38
Educational attainment has risen dramatically among men and women in the UK. At the same time, coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence and mortality have been at a decline. Nevertheless, CHD remains the leading cause of mortality in the United Kingdom. Class inequalities in CHD risk are well-established, but studies have not systematically assessed the relationship between educational attainment and CHD risk in the UK. Education establishes an individual’s social status and is an important component in the social stratification in health. This PhD will investigate educational inequalities in CHD risk among men and women in Great Britain over time to establish whether there are educational inequalities in CHD, and whether these relationships have persisted over time given changes in educational attainment and CHD. Given that changes in attainment have been greater among women than men over time, it is important to consider the role of gender in educational inequalities in CHD risk.
Ms. Milagros Ruíz is a full-time PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Anne McMunn, Professor Rebecca Hardy and Professor David Blane.
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