In most European countries health has been shown to be linked to social circumstance-gradients in health status have persisted for decades, despite major changes in the principal causes of death.
In central and eastern Europe life expectancy has stagnated since the mid-60s, whereas in the West it has increased ; but even in the West it is related to income distribution.
Social differences in mortality in men are three times as large in some countries as in others, and are influenced by factors other than conventional risk factors.
Substantial declines in mortality and morbidity could result from a narrowing of health inequalities even when differences in health risk between social groups are comparatively small.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Europe, Inégalité, Environnement social, Soin santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Europe, Inequality, Social environment
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0499886
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199501.