This study evaluated the relative gross and net predictive value of multiple socioeconomic status indicators for the likelihood of undergoing hysterectomy.
Data from a sample of Wisconsin Longitudinal Study women respondents (n=3326) followed for 35 years were analyzed by means of multivariate logistic regression.
Women's own higher occupational status and greater family net worth were significant net predictors of a lower likelihood of hysterectomy.
Women's own education was a significant bivariate predic-tor.
Mental ability did not account for the education effect.
Higher educa-tion's association with a lower rate of hysterectomy is not due tot ability, but to the opportunities that more-educated women have for higher : status, - employment and its health-related benefits.
Measures of women's own occupational status should be included in future health surveys.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hystérectomie, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Femme, Homme, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude longitudinale, Chirurgie, Utérus, Appareil génital femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hysterectomy, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Woman, Human, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, Follow up study, Surgery, Uterus, Female genital system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0515391
Code Inist : 002B25K. Création : 13/02/1998.