Objective.-Socioeconomic status (SES) is strongly associated with risk of disease and mortality.
Universal health insurance is being debated as one remedy for such health inequalities.
This article considers mechanisms through which SES affects health and argues that a broader and more comprehensive approach is needed.
Data Sources.-Published articles surveyed using MEDLINE and review articles and bibliographies.
Methods and Results.-Research is reviewed on the association of SES with health outcomes in different countries, including those with universal heakh coverage.
Socioeconomic status relates to health at all levels of the SES hierarchy, and access to care accounts for little of this association.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration, Facteur risque, Homme, Statut socioéconomique, Maladie, Mortalité, Inégalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exploration, Risk factor, Human, Socioeconomic status, Disease, Mortality, Inequality
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0542733
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.