Women's status and the health of women and men: a view from the States.

@article{Kawachi1999WomensSA,
  title={Women's status and the health of women and men: a view from the States.},
  author={Ichiro Kawachi and Bruce P. Kennedy and Vineet B Gupta and Deborah Prothrow-Stith},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={21-32}
}
We examined the status of women in the 50 American states in relation to women's and men's levels of health. The status of women in each state was assessed by four composite indices measuring women's political participation, economic autonomy, employment and earnings, and reproductive rights. The study design was cross-sectional and ecologic. Our main outcome measures were total female and male mortality rates, female cause-specific death rates and mean days of activity limitations reported by… CONTINUE READING

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