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Sist endret: 30. oktober 2017, 10:54
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2008
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2008

Class related health inequalities are not larger in the East: A comparison of 4 European regions using the new European Socio-Economic Classification

Bidragsytere:
  • Terje Andreas Eikemo
  • Anton E Kunst
  • Ken Judge og
  • Johan P. Mackenbach

Tidsskrift

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
ISSN 0143-005X
e-ISSN 1470-2738
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2008
Volum: 62
Sider: 1072 - 1078

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-57349113734
Isi-ID: 000260886600010

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Tittel

Class related health inequalities are not larger in the East: A comparison of 4 European regions using the new European Socio-Economic Classification

Sammendrag

Background: The article investigates whether people in Eastern Europe have larger health inequalities than their counterparts in three West European regions (North, Central and the South). Methods: Data were obtained for 63 754 individuals in 23 countries from the first (2002) and second (2004) waves of the European Social Survey. The health outcomes were self-reported limiting longstanding illness and fair/poor general health. Occupational class was defined according to the European Socioeconomic Classification (ESeC). The magnitude of absolute and relative inequalities according to nine occupational classes for men and women separately were identified, analysed and compared in all four regions of Europe. Results: For both sexes and within all European regions, the higher and lower professionals, self-employed and higher service workers reported fewer cases of ill health than other occupational classes. In contrast, lower technical and routine workers reported the poorest health, excluding the relatively small number of farmers. Income and education did not explain more, or less, of the class-related health inequalities in the East compared with the other regions. Conclusions: Little evidence was found for the hypothesis that East European countries have larger class-related health inequalities than other European regions. People’s income and educational attainment both contribute to occupational health inequalities in the East as well as in the West.

Bidragsytere

Terje Andreas Eikemo

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for sosiologi og statsvitenskap ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved SINTEF AS
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Anton E Kunst

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Ken Judge

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Bath

Johan P. Mackenbach

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
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