To date, no single explanation has accounted for discrepancies between male and female morbidity rates and health care utilization patterns.
The sociomedical approach to sex/gender differences in health related behaviour has generated a variety of hypotheses.
However, despite extensive study, many unanswered questions remain.
The findings of this study fall short of offering conclusive evidence as to the causes of variations in morbidity and health services use between women and men.
However, an effort is made to identify the salience of social role and related social status characteristics (e.g. labour force participation) in accounting for variation in health, illness and sick role behaviour.
This paper utilizes data from the 1983 Winnipeg Area Study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Morbidité, Survie, Homme, Sexe, Statut socioéconomique, Rôle social, Utilisation, Soin, Comparaison interindividuelle, Canada
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Morbidity, Survival, Human, Sex, Socioeconomic status, Social role, Use, Care, Interindividual comparison, Canada
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