Socioeconomic inequalities in health in the working population : the contribution of working conditions.
Background The aim was to study the impact of different categories of working conditions on the association between occupational class and self-reported health in the working population.
Methods Data were collected through a postal survey conducted in 1991 among inhabitants of 18 municipalities in the southeastern Netherlands.
Data concerned 4521 working men and 2411 working women and included current occupational class (seven classes), working conditions (physical working conditions, job control, job demands, social support at work), perceived general health (very good or good versus less than good) and demographic confounders.
Data were analysed with logistic regression techniques.
Results For both men and women we observed a higher odds ratio for a less than good perceived general health in the lower occupational classes (adjusted for confounders).
The odds of a less than good perceived general health was larger among people reporting more hazardous physical working conditions, lower job control, lower social support at work and among those in the highest category of job demands.
Results were similar for men and women.
Men and women in the lower occupational classes reported more hazardous physical working conditions and lower job control as compared to those in higher occupational classes.
High job demands were more often reported in the higher occupational classes, while social support at work was not clearly related to occupational class. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Statut socioéconomique, Activité professionnelle, Condition travail, Support social, Autoperception, Santé, Evaluation, Homme, Pays Bas, Europe, Perception sociale, Santé physique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Socioeconomic status, Professional activity, Working condition, Social support, Self perception, Health, Evaluation, Human, Netherlands, Europe, Social perception
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0087501
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 31/05/1999.