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Gender disparities in health and healthcare : results from the Portuguese National Health Interview Survey. / Perelman, Julian; Fernandes, Ana; Mateus, Ceu.

In: Cadernos de Saúde Pública, Vol. 28, No. 12, 12.2012, p. 2339-2348.

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Perelman, J, Fernandes, A & Mateus, C 2012, 'Gender disparities in health and healthcare: results from the Portuguese National Health Interview Survey', Cadernos de Saúde Pública, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 2339-2348.

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Perelman, J., Fernandes, A., & Mateus, C. (2012). Gender disparities in health and healthcare: results from the Portuguese National Health Interview Survey. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 28(12), 2339-2348.

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Perelman J, Fernandes A, Mateus C. Gender disparities in health and healthcare: results from the Portuguese National Health Interview Survey. Cadernos de Saúde Pública. 2012 Dec;28(12):2339-2348.

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Perelman, Julian ; Fernandes, Ana ; Mateus, Ceu. / Gender disparities in health and healthcare : results from the Portuguese National Health Interview Survey. In: Cadernos de Saúde Pública. 2012 ; Vol. 28, No. 12. pp. 2339-2348.

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