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  1. Gender inequalities in health : social position, affective disorders and minor physical morbidity.

    Article - En anglais

    Research has consistently reported a female excess of minor physical morbidity and affective disorders compared to men.

    Using data from a national cross sectional survey of British women and men aged 18-59, this paper explores three prominent explanations for these patterns:

    • that the female excess is due to problems associated with menstruation and the menopause;

    • that it is « caused » by the social positions which women occupy in contemporary western societies;

    • and that the excess of affective disorders is « caused » by women's social positions but that their higher rate of physical illness is psychosomatic in origin.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Conversion somatique, Sexe, Morbidité, Trouble affectivité, Psychosomatique, Statut socioéconomique, Inégalité, Royaume Uni, Europe, maladie mineure, Méthodologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Somatic conversion, Sex, Morbidity, Affective disorder, Psychosomatics, Socioeconomic status, Inequality, United Kingdom, Europe, Methodology, Human

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

    Cote : 93-0199985

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.