Socio-economic inequalities in mortality. Methodological problems illustrated with three examples from Europe.

@article{Kunst1998SocioeconomicII,
  title={Socio-economic inequalities in mortality. Methodological problems illustrated with three examples from Europe.},
  author={Anton Eduard Kunst and Feikje Groenhof and Jens Kristian Borgan and Graciete Batista da Costa and Gr{\'e}goire Desplanques and Fabrizio Faggiano and Orjan Hemstr{\"o}m and Pekka Martikainen and Denny V{\aa}ger{\"o} and T. Veli-Pekka Valkonen and Johan P. Mackenbach},
  journal={Revue d'epidemiologie et de sante publique},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={
          467-79
        }
}
BACKGROUND Studies from most European countries have been able to demonstrate that lower socioeconomic groups have higher risks of disease, disability and premature death. Uncertain is, however, whether these studies have also been able to estimate the precise magnitude of these inequalities, their patterns and their trends over time. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the extent to which results of descriptive studies can be biased due to problems with the data that are commonly… CONTINUE READING

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