socioeconomic status


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socioeconomic status

a person's overall standing within a social stratification system (LAZARSFELD et al., 1944; GOLDTHORPE AND HOPE, 1974). Imprecisions and uncertainties as to what such general notions refer to, compared with more analytically focused notions of CLASS and STATUS, have meant that the concept has attracted criticism (see MILLS, 1959). see also SOCIAL STRATIFICATION.
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The researchers say that further research is needed to identify the underlying mechanisms for the association between long working hours and diabetes in people doing low socioeconomic status jobs, but suggest a number of possible explanations, including working disruptive schedules that leave little time to take part in health restoring behaviours such as sleeping, unwinding, and exercise.
Future work should seek ways to help "clinicians to more deliberately message healthy weight maintenance and explore how these patterns can be more robustly discussed among children who are at risk, especially Hispanic children and children who have low socioeconomic status," she added.
The analysis showed that patients with low socioeconomic status had higher proportions of triple negative breast cancers than did patients with high or moderate socioeconomic status.
Although studies of stressful experience and health behaviors give researchers the opportunity to assess the extent to which these factors mediate the relationship between socioeconomic status and health outcomes, the problem with such an approach is that it can divert attention away from the more fundamental issue by, in essence, "blaming the victim.
When hospitals were located in high socioeconomic areas, there was a modest difference in adjusted 2-year survival for lung cancer patients based on patient socioeconomic status, at 12% for lowest and 14% for highest.
A structured questionnaire was used to obtain the socioeconomic status of the subjects' parents.
In addition, 104 of the children came from low socioeconomic status households, and these children had a 2.
When I returned to the university where I had spent my undergraduate years, it was good to see Ohio University had remained committed to diversity in all its forms, including gender, ethnicity, cultural background, geographic origin, sexual orientation, personal belief system and socioeconomic status.
Finally, urban residence, education level and socioeconomic status were important predictors of adolescents' sexual and reproductive outcomes.
An article published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that vitamin C status has improved in the United States over the past decade, yet a significant incidence of deficiency still exists among smokers and individuals of low socioeconomic status.
Lower socioeconomic status has been linked to decreased cognition at two years of age and during kindergarten, and the researchers classified families by Hollingshead Index of Social Position (ISP) scores.