It is well known that the experience of poor health depends on adverse social and material circumstances and on unhealthy behaviour.
In 1990 a British study asserted that privileged people gain more health benefit from a healthy lifestyle than do deprived people.
In the present study this assertion was taken as a hypothesis, assuming statistical interaction between circumstances and health behaviour.
The combined effect of these variables was studied in Denmark.
Data was obtained from a 1987 national Health and Morbidity Survey : variables were selected to correspond closely with those in the earlier British study.
The analysis included a multivariate analysis of variance.
The results show that health-related behaviour has a positive effect on health both for those who are deprived and those who are not deprived, which is at variance with the findings of the British study.
It confirms carlier analyses of Danish and Dutch data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Danemark, Europe, Epidémiologie, Homme, Santé, Statut socioéconomique, Sexe, Age, Morbidité, Pauvreté, Inégalité, Interaction, Mode de vie, Evénement existentiel, Analyse, Comportement, Technique ANOVA
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Denmark, Europe, Epidemiology, Human, Health, Socioeconomic status, Sex, Age, Morbidity, Poverty, Inequality, Interaction, Life style, Life events, Analysis, Behavior
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0422786
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 22/03/2000.