This study examined how social class, measured at 3 stages of life, contributes to mortality risk.
A cohort of employed Scottish men (n=5567) provided their fathers'occupation and their own first and current occupations, from which social class in childhood, at labor-marked entry, and at screening (1970 to 1973) was determined.
Relative rates of mortality and relative indices of inequality were calculated from 21 years of follow-up.
Mortality risk was similar at each stage of life, with men in the higher social classes having the lowest risk.
Social class at screening produced the greatest relative indices of inequality.
The widening of inequalities in mortality in adulthood suggests the importance of the accumulation of poor socioeconomic circumstances throughout life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Inégalité, Classe sociale, Etude longitudinale, Age, Statut socioéconomique, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Epidemiology, Inequality, Social class, Follow up study, Age, Socioeconomic status, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0200581
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 11/09/1998.