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  1. Explaining socioeconomic differences in sickness absence : the Whitehall II study.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To describe and explain the socioeconomic gradient in sickness absence.

    Design-Analysis of questionnaire and sickness absence data collected from the first phase of the Whitehall II study.

    Grade of employment was used as a measure of socioeconomic status.

    Setting-20 civil service departments in London

    Subjects-6900 male and 3414 female civil servants aged 35-55 years.

    Main outcome measures-Rates of short spells (<=7 days) and long spells (>7 days) of sickness absence.

    Results

    A strong inverse relation between grade of employment and sickness absence was evident.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Statut socioéconomique, Morbidité, Emploi, Arrêt maladie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Socioeconomic status, Morbidity, Employment

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

    Cote : 93-0310643

    Code Inist : 002B30A02B. Création : 199406.