As observed in a cross-sectional population study of 1,302 women, aged 44-66 years and representative of middle-aged women living in a Swedish city, symptoms and complaints were found to be unevenly distributed in the female population.
Factors such as foreign origin, low education, different kinds of isolation such as not working outside of the home, being divorced or widowed seemed to be factors which increased the risk of experiencing different symptoms and complaints.
When meeting a patient with a complaint it is important to take all possible causes into consideration including socioeconomic factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Symptomatologie, Plainte somatique, Statut socioéconomique, Femme, Homme, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Suède, Europe, Etude transversale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Symptomatology, Somatic complaint, Socioeconomic status, Woman, Human, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Sweden, Europe, Cross sectional study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0056621
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/05/1997.