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What factors predict differences in infant and perintal mortality in primary care trusts in England? A prognostic model.

To identify predictors of perinatal and infant mortality variations between primary care trusts (PCTs) in England prognostic multivariable mixed models were used. For each PCT, data on the number of infant and perinatal deaths, ethnicity, deprivation, maternal age, PCT spending on maternal services, and "Spearhead" status (those PCTs with the worst health and deprivation indicators requiring special attention) were collected.

Multiculturalism and secularism; Milltown boys revisited (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes two segments. The first looks at how appropriate a western notion of secularism is in dealing with the complexities of a multi-faith society. Laurie Taylor is joined by Rajeev Bhargava, Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi and Anshuman Mondal, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Leicester, to debate whether western secularism has outlived its purpose and if anything can be learnt from the Indian model of secularism.

Diversity and difference in communication

Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.

Religion and ethics: Islam

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the faith of Islam, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

Religion and ethics: Hinduism

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to Hinduism, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

Religion and ethics: Judaism

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to Judaism, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

Religion and ethics: Christianity

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the Christian faith, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

Religion and ethics: Buddhism

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the Buddist faith, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

National Statistics : Focus on Religion

Focus on Religion paints a picture of the different faith groups in the UK today. It looks separately at Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Information comparing and contrasting the characteristics of the main faith groups, their lifestyles and experiences is presented. It draws on information from the 2001 Census – the first time Great Britain included a question on religion – and other sources. Each overview in the Focus on series combines data from the 2001 Census and other sources to illustrate its topic, and provide links to further information.

Teenage pregnancy next steps : guidance for local authorities and primary care trusts on effective delivery of local strategies

UK Government document reviewing the lessons which have been learned since the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy began in 1999 and setting out the actions which will help local authorities and primary care trusts to achieve a 50% conception rate reduction target.