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Author (up) Holseter, C.; Dalen, J.D.; Krokstad, S.; Eikemo, T.A. url  doi
  Title Self-rated health and mortality in different occupational classes and income groups in Nord-Trondelag County, Norway Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, ny Raekke Abbreviated Journal Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen  
  Volume 135 Issue 5 Pages 434-438  
  Keywords Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Female; Follow-Up Studies; *Health Status; Health Status Disparities; Health Surveys; Humans; Income; Male; Middle Aged; *Mortality; Norway/epidemiology; Occupations; Proportional Hazards Models; *Self Report; *Social Class; Socioeconomic Factors; Unemployment; HUNT1  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: People with a lower socioeconomic position have a higher the prevalence of most self-rated health problems. In this article we ask whether this may be attributed to self-rated health not reflecting actual health, understood as mortality, in different socioeconomic groups. MATERIAL AND METHOD: For the study we used data from the Nord-Trondelag Health Study 1984-86 (HUNT1), in which the county's entire adult population aged 20 years and above were invited to participate. The association between self-rated health and mortality in different occupational classes and income groups was analysed. The analysis corrected for age, chronic disease, functional impairment and lifestyle factors. RESULTS: The association between self-rated health and mortality was of the same order of magnitude for the occupational classes and income groups, but persons without work/income and with poor self-rated health stood out. Compared with persons in the highest socioeconomic class, unemployed men had a hazard ratio for death that was three times higher in the follow-up period. For women with no income, the ratio was twice as high. INTERPRETATION Self-rated health and mortality largely conform to the different socioeconomic strata. This supports the perception that socioeconomic differences in health are a reality and represent a significant challenge nationally. Our results also increase the credibility of findings from other studies that use self-reported health in surveys to measure differences and identify the mechanisms that create them.  
  Address Institutt for sosiologi og statsvitenskap Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap og teknologiledelse Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet  
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  Language Norwegian Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0029-2001 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:25761028 Approved no  
  Call Number HUNT @ maria.stuifbergen @ Serial 1713  
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