It has been suggested that socio-economic gradients in health reduce or disappear during youth, to be re-created during early adulthood through a process of health-related social mobility.
The present analysis tests this hypothesis in relation to'medical mortality'using a data set which is free of numerator-denominator bias.
The sample consists of the appropriate age groups in the OPCS Longitudinal Study ; 62,647 males and 59,644 females aged 0-14 at the 1971 census. « Medical mortality » during 1971-1985, calculated as standardised mortality ratios, is analysed by parental social class, housing tenure and car access in 1971. « Medical mortality » during 1981-1985 is analysed by own social class in 1981.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Adolescent, Adulte jeune, Inégalité, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Classe sociale, Royaume Uni, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Adolescent, Young adult, Inequality, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Social class, United Kingdom, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0477199
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199501.