Gender inequality in health among elderly people in a combined framework of socioeconomic position, family characteristics and social support

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Rueda S, Artazcoz L. Gender inequality in health among elderly people in a combined framework of socioeconomic position, family characteristics and social support . Ageing and Society. 2009; 29: 625-647. DOI 10.1017/S0144686X08008349
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dc.contributor.author Rueda Pozo, Silvia
dc.contributor.author Artazcoz Lazcano, Lucía
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-09T12:07:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-09T12:07:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Rueda S, Artazcoz L. Gender inequality in health among elderly people in a combined framework of socioeconomic position, family characteristics and social support . Ageing and Society. 2009; 29: 625-647. DOI 10.1017/S0144686X08008349
dc.identifier.issn 0144-686X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/16215
dc.description.abstract This study analyses gender inequalities in health among elderly people in Catalonia (Spain) by adopting a conceptual framework that globally considers three dimensions of health determinants : socio-economic position, family characteristics and social support. Data came from the 2006 Catalonian Health Survey. For the purposes of this study a sub-sample of people aged 65–85 years with no paid job was selected (1,113 men and 1,484 women). The health outcomes analysed were self-perceived health status, poor mental health status and long-standing limiting illness. Multiple logistic regression models separated by sex were fitted and a hierarchical model was fitted in three steps. Health status among elderly women was poorer than among the men for the three outcomes analysed. Whereas living with disabled people was positively related to the three health outcomes and confidant social support was negatively associated with all of them in both sexes, there were gender differences in other social determinants of health. Our results emphasise the importance of using an integrated approach for the analysis of health inequalities among elderly people, simultaneously considering socio-economic position, family characteristics and social support, as well as different health indicators, in order fully to understand the social determinants of the health status of older men and women.
dc.description.sponsorship The study was partially financed by Pompeu Fabra University (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and the Barcelona Public Health Agency (Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona).
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.rights (c) Cambridge University Press. The published version of the article: Rueda S, Artazcoz L. Gender inequality in health among elderly people in a combined framework of socioeconomic position, family characteristics and social support . Ageing and Society. 2009; 29: 625-647, is available at http://journals.cambridge.org
dc.subject.other Salut pública -- Aspectes socials -- Catalunya
dc.subject.other Igualtat -- Aspectes sanitaris -- Catalunya
dc.subject.other Vells -- Aspectes socials -- Catalunya
dc.title Gender inequality in health among elderly people in a combined framework of socioeconomic position, family characteristics and social support
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X08008349
dc.subject.keyword Gender
dc.subject.keyword Inequalities
dc.subject.keyword Elderly
dc.subject.keyword Socio-economic factors
dc.subject.keyword Family characteristics
dc.subject.keyword Social support
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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