Noncommunicable Diseases in Ghana: Does the Theory of Social Gradient in Health Hold?

Abstract

The theory of social gradient in health posits that individuals with lower socioeconomic status (SES) have poorer health outcomes, compared with those in higher socioeconomic brackets. Applied to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), this theory has largely been corroborated by studies from the West. However, evidence from sub-Saharan Africa are mixed, with… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1090198115602675

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