Impact of education, income and chronic disease risk factors on mortality of adults: does 'a pauper-rich paradox' exist in Latin American societies?

@article{Koch2010ImpactOE,
  title={Impact of education, income and chronic disease risk factors on mortality of adults: does 'a pauper-rich paradox' exist in Latin American societies?},
  author={Elard Koch and Tom{\'a}s Romero and Camila X. Romero and Carlos Akel and Leopoldo Manr{\'i}quez and M. F. Escalante Paredes and Carolinne Rom{\'a}n and Alan Taylor and Miguel Ponce Vargas and A{\'i}da Kirschbaum},
  journal={Public health},
  year={2010},
  volume={124 1},
  pages={39-48}
}
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that an inverse association exists between socio-economic position and all-cause mortality in a developing country in Latin America. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study carried out in Chile using data from a simple random sample of 920 apparently healthy subjects (weighted population 11,600 aged 30-89 years) followed for 8 years. METHODS Education level (0-8 years, 9-12 years and > or = 13 years) and income quartiles were established at the outset of the… CONTINUE READING