Does social status predict adult smoking and obesity? Results from the 2000 Mexican National Health Survey.

@article{Buttenheim2010DoesSS,
  title={Does social status predict adult smoking and obesity? Results from the 2000 Mexican National Health Survey.},
  author={Alison Meredith Buttenheim and Rebeca Wong and Noreen J. Goldman and Anne R. Pebley},
  journal={Global public health},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={413-26}
}
Socioeconomic status is generally associated with better health, but recent evidence suggests that this 'social gradient' in health is far from universal. This study examines whether social gradients in smoking and obesity in Mexico - a country in the midst of rapid socioeconomic change - conform to or diverge from results for richer countries. Using a nationally representative sample of 39,129 Mexican adults, we calculate the odds of smoking and of being obese by educational attainment and by… CONTINUE READING

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