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  1. The interrelationship between income, health and employment status.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that the relatively strong association between income and health. compared to that between education/occupation and health, can partly be interpreted in terms of an association between employment status and health.

    Methods

    Health indicators used were the prevalence of one or more chronic conditions, and perceived general health.

    Data were generated from a postal survey, part of the baseline data collection of a Dutch prospective cohort study on socioeconomic inequalities in health.

    Resulfs.

    After controlling for differences in other socioeconomic indicators, the association between income and health was found to be stronger than that between occupation or education and health.

    Most of the difference in strength was found to be due to employment status, especially among men.

    Controlling for employment status, and controlling for the distribution of those with a long-term work disability in particular, reduced the risks of lower income groups, whereas the risks of lower educational and occupational groups hardly changed.

    Conclusions

    These results suggest that the relatively strong association between income and health can for a large part be interpreted in terms of an interrelationship between employment status, income and health.

    More specifically, it is largely due to the concentration of the long-term disabled in lower income groups. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Revenu, Activité professionnelle, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Corrélation, Homme, Pays Bas, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Tempering, Professional activity, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Correlation, Human, Netherlands, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0350708

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 12/09/1997.