[Changes in mortality inequality in relation to the South Korean economic crisis: use of area-based socioeconomic position].

OBJECTIVES An abrupt economic decline may widen the socioeconomic differences in health between the advantaged and disadvantaged in a society. The aim of this study was to examine whether the South Korean economic crisis of 1997-98 affected the socioeconomic inequality from all-causes and from cause-specific mortality between 1995 and 2001. METHODS… (More)