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KOVÁCS, Katalin
Senior Research Fellow

Research fields

- Social determinants of mortality and health
- Cause specific mortality
- Health policy

Contact

e-mail: kovacs@demografia.hu
tel.: +36 -1-345-6295

 

Articles

Mackenbach, J.P., Rubio Valverde, J., Bopp, M. Kovács, K. et al. Progress against inequalities in mortality: register-based study of 15 European countries between 1990 and 2015. Eur J Epidemiol 34, 1131–1142 (2019).

Boros, Julianna – Kovács, Katalin (2019): Health status. Demographic Portrait of Hungary, 107-130.

Kovács, Katalin – Bálint, Lajos (2019): Mortality. Demographic Portrait of Hungary, 151-178.

Mackenbach, Johan P. - Valverde, José Rubio - Artnik, Barbara - Bopp, Matthias - Brønnum-Hansen, Henrik - Deboosere, Patrick - Kalediene, Ramune - Kovács, Katalin, Leinsalu, Mall - Martikainen, Pekka -  Menvielle, Gwenn - Regidor, Enrique - Rychtaříková, Jitka - Rodriguez-Sanz, Maica - Vineis, Paolo, White, Chris - Wojtyniak, Bogdan - Hu, Yannan - Nusselder, Wilma J. (2018): Trends in health inequalities in 27 European countries. National Academy of Sciences. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1800028115.

Lorant, Vincent - de Gelder, Rianne - Kapadia, Dharmi - Borrell, Carme - Kalediene, Ramune - Kovács, Katalin et al. (2018): Socioeconomic inequalities in suicide in Europe: the widening gap. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 212(6), pp.356-361.

Mackenbach, Johan P.  - Bopp, Matthias - Deboosere, Patrick - Kovacs, Katalin - Leinsalue, Mall  - Martikainen, Pekka - Menvielle, Gwenn - Regidor, Enrique - de Gelder, Rianne (2017) : Determinants of the magnitude of socioeconomic inequalities in mortality: A study of 17 European countries. Health & Place 47, p. 44-53.

Gregoraci, G. - van Lenthe, F. J. - Artnik, B. - Bopp, M. - Deboosere, P. - Kovács, K. et al. (2017): Contribution of smoking to socioeconomic inequalities in mortality: a study of 14 European countries, 1990–2004. Tobacco Control, 26:260-268, DOI:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052766

Gadeyne, S. - Menvielle, G. - Kulhanova, I. - Bopp, M. et al. (2017): The turn of the gradient? Educational differences in breast cancer mortality in 18 European populations during the 2000. International Journal of Cancer, 141(1), pp.33-44.

Mackenbach, J P. - Looman, C W.N.- Artnik, B - Bopp, M - Deboosere, P - Dibben, C - Kaledine, R - Kovács, K et al. (2017): ‘Fundamental causes’ of inequalities in mortality: an empirical test of the theory in 20 European populations. Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(7), 1117-1133.

de Gelder, R. - Menvielle, G. - Costa, G. - Kovács, K. - Martikainen, P. - Strand, B. H. - Mackenbach, J. P. (2016): Long-term trends of inequalities in mortality in 6 European countries. International Journal of Public Health, 62(1), pp.127–141. DOI:10.1007/s00038-016-0922-9

Marcs, B. - Vörös, K. - Váradi, A. -Väli, M. - Sótonyi, P. - Kovács, K. - Törő, K. (2015): Distribution of environmental-related death cases across Europe - Environmental accidents. Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Accidents, 21(1-2).

Van Hedel, K. - Van Hentle, F. J. - Avendano, M. - Esnaola, S. -  Kovács, K. et al. (2015): Marital status, labour force activity and mortality: A study in the USA and six European countries. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 43(5), pp.469-480.

Mackenbach, Johan P. – Kulhánová, Ivana – Bopp, Matthias – Borrell, Carme – Deboosere, Patrick – Kovács, Katalin et al. (2015): Inequalities in Alcohol-Related Mortality in 17 European Countries: A Retrospective Analysis of Mortality Registers. PLoS Medicine12(12): e1001909. 

Törő, Klára - Vörös, Krisztina - Mészner, Zsófia - Váradi-T, Aletta - Tóth, Adrienn - Kovács, Katalin (2015): Evidence for infection and inflammantion in infant Deaths in a country with historically low incidence of sudden infant death syndrome. Frontiers in Immunology. 2015(6):389. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2015.00389.

Mackenbach, Johan P – Kulhánová, Ivana – Gwenn Menvielle – Matthias Bopp, Matthias –  Carme Borrell, Carme – Giuseppe Costa, Giuseppe – Deboosere, Patrick –  Esnaola, Santiago – Ramune Kalediene, Ramune – Kovacs, Katalin et al. (2015): Trends in inequalities in premature mortality: a study of 3.2 million deaths in 13 European countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2015(69), pp.207–217. doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204319.

Kovács, Katalin - Bálint, Lajos (2014): Education, income, material deprivation and mortality in Hungary between  2001 and 2008. Demográfia English Edition, 57(5), pp.73-89.

Hoffmann, Rasmus –Borsboom, Gerard – Saez, Marc – Mari Dell’Olmo, Marc –Burström, Bo – Corman, Diana – Costa, Claudia – Deboosere, Patric – Domínguez-Berjón, M Felicitas – Dzúrová, Dagmar – Gandarillas, Ana – Gotsens, Mercè – Kovács, Katalin et al. (2014): Social differences in avoidable mortality between small areas of 15 European cities: an ecological study. International Journal of Health Geographics, 13(8). doi:10.1186/1476-072X-13-8.

Borrell, Carme – Marí-Dell’olmo, Marc – Palència, Laia – Gotsens, Mercè – Burström, Bo – Domínguez-Berjón, Felicitas – Rodríguez-Sanz, Maica – Dzúrová, Dagmar – Gandarillas, Ana – Hoffmann, Rasmus – Kovács, Katalin – Marinacci, Chiara – Martikainen, Pekka – Pikhart, Hynek – Corman, Diana – Rosicova, Katarina – Saez, Marc –  Santana, Paula – Tarkiainen, Lasse – Puigpinós, Rosa – Morrison, Joana –  Pasarín, M Isabel – Díez, Èlia (2014): Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in 16 European cities. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 42(3), pp.245-254.

Gotsens, Mercé - Marí-Dell'Olmo, Marc - Pérez, Katherine - Palència, Laia - Martinez-Beneito,  Miguel-Angel - Rodríguez-Sanz, Maica - Burström, Bo -  Costa, Giuseppe - Deboosere, Patrick - Domínguez-Berjón, Felicitas - Dzúrová, Dagmar -  Gandarillas, Ana - Hoffmann, Rasmus - Kovács, Katalin -  Marinacci, Chiara - Martikainen, Pekka - Pikhart, Hynek - Rosicova, Katarina - Saez, Marc - Santana, Paula - Riegelnig, Judith - Schwierz, Cornelia - Tarkiainen, Lasse - Borrell, Carme (2013): Socioeconomic inequalities in injury mortality in small areas of 15 European cities. Health & Space. 2013(24), pp.165-172.

Stickley, Andrew – Leinsalu, Mall – Kunst, Anton E. – Bopp, Matthias – Strand, Bjørn Heine – Martikainen, Pekka – Lundberg, Olle – Kovács, Katalin – Artnik, Barbara – Kalediene, Ramune – Rychtaříková, Jitka – Wojtyniak, Bogdan –Mackenbach, Johan P. (2012): Socioeconomic inequalities in homicide mortality: a population-based comparative study of 12 European countries. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2012(27), pp.877-884.

Leinsalu, Mall - Stirbu, Irina - Vågerö, Denny - Kaledien, Ramuné - Kovács, Katalin - Wojtyniak, Bogdan - Wróblewska, Wiktoria - Mackenbach, Johan P - Kunst, Anton E. (2009): Educational inequalities in mortality in four Eastern European countries: divergence in trends during the post-communist transition from 1990 to 2000. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2009(38), pp.512-525.

Kovács, Katalin (2008): Suicide and alcohol-related mortality in Hungary in the last two decades. International Journal of Public Health. 2008(53), pp.252-259.


Books, book chapters

Kovács, Katalin - Tóth, Gergely (2015): Health status. In: Monostori, Judit - Őri, Péter - Spéder, Zsolt (eds.): Demographic Portrait of Hungary 2015. Hungarian Demographic Research Institute. Budapest.

Bálint, Lajos - Kovács, Katalin (2015): Mortality. In: Monostori, Judit - Őri, Péter - Spéder, Zsolt (eds.): Demographic Portrait of Hungary 2015. Hungarian Demographic Research Institute. Budapest.

Kovács, Katalin (2014): Social Disparities in the Evolution of an Epidemiological Profile: Transition Processes in Mortality Between 1971 and 2008 in an Industrialized Middle Income Country: The Case of Hungary. In: Anson, Jon – Luy, Marc (eds.): Mortality in an International Perspective. European Studies of Population, Vol. 18., Springer. pp.79-117.

Krieger, Hubert - Kapitány, Balázs - Kovács, Katalin (2005): Working and living in an enlarged Europe. Report. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

 


Other important contributions

UCL Institute of Health Equity: Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region. Final report. WHO European Office.