Nationwide surveys from Finland, Norway and Sweden were analysed to examine socio-economic inequalities in illness.
This article first describes differentials in self-reported limiting long-standing illness and its distribution according to educational level.
Age-standardized prevalence rates according to education are examined, and top and bottom prevalence ratios are compared between countries and genders.
Secondly, the article attempts to assess the « global » extent of inequalities in illness, This is made by calculating concentration indices for each country and gender.
The description shows large illness differentials according to educational level in each country.
Mots-clés Pascal : Inégalité, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique, Morbidité, Homme, Etude comparative, Finlande, Norvège, Suède, Niveau étude, Prévalence, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Inequality, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status, Morbidity, Human, Comparative study, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Study level, Prevalence, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0203110
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.