This study evaluated the effect of socioeconomic status, as characterized by level of education, on morbidity and disability in the last years of life.
The analysis used data from the National Health Interview, educational attainment was inversely associated with long-term limitation of activity, number of chronic conditions, number of bed days, and days of short hospital stay during the year preceding the interview.
Decedents with higher socioeconomic status experienced lower morbidity and disabiltiy and better qualtiy of life even in their las years of life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Handicap, Statut socioéconomique, Niveau étude, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Personne âgée, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Handicap, Socioeconomic status, Education level, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Elderly, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0228914
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.