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  1. Socioeconomic differences in health and well-being of children and adolescents in Iceland.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective 

    To assess differences in health, healthcare use and well-being of children according to their socioeconomic situation.


    Part of a larger cross-sectional survey on health and well-being of children and their parents in the Nordic countries.




    A questionnaire was sent to the parents of a nationally representative sample of 3,007 school children aged two to seventeen years.

    Main results 

    The SES indicators used were education and occupation of both parents and the disposable income of the family.

    Logistic regression models were used for the analysis.

    Children of lower SES were found to have worse health and well-being than those of higher SES.

    Children of lower SES appeared to use doctor's services to the same degree as children of higher SES, especially after differences in ill health were taken into account.


    The association between SES and health status and well-being in adulthood can already be detected in childhood, even in an egalitarian country with a homogeneous population.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Bien être, Statut socioéconomique, Facteur risque, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Epidémiologie, Islande, Iles Atlantiques, Santé physique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Well being, Socioeconomic status, Risk factor, Child, Human, Adolescent, Epidemiology, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean Islands

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

    Cote : 99-0284522

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.