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Socioeconomic indicators in epidemiologic research: A practical example from the LIFEPATH study

Published inPLOS ONE, vol. 12, no. 5, e0178071
Publication date2017
Abstract

Several social indicators have been used in epidemiological research to describe socioeconomic position (SEP) of people in societies. Among SEP indicators, those more frequently used are education, occupational class and income. Differences in the incidence of several health outcomes have been reported consistently, independently from the indicator employed. Main objectives of the study were to present the socioeconomic classifications of the social indicators which will be employed throughout the LIFEPATH project and to compare social gradients in all-cause mortality observed in the participating adult cohorts using the different SEP indicators.

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  • Epidemiologic Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Socioeconomic Factors
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D’ERRICO, Angelo et al. Socioeconomic indicators in epidemiologic research: A practical example from the LIFEPATH study. In: PLOS ONE, 2017, vol. 12, n° 5, p. e0178071. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178071
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