Country material distribution and adolescents' perceived health: multilevel study of adolescents in 27 countries

Torbjorn Torsheim, Candace Currie, Will Boyce, Oddrun Samdal

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the impact of country material distribution on adolescents' perceptions of health.

Design: Cross sectional multilevel study.

Setting: Data were collected from the school based health behaviour in school aged children: WHO cross national study 1997/98, which includes students from 27 European and North American countries.

Participants: 12 0381 students in year 6, 8, and 10 who were attending school classes on the day of data collection.

Conclusion: There are substantial inequalities in subjective health across European and North American countries related to the distribution of family material resources in these countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Self-rated health
  • Income inequality
  • Socio-economic status
  • mortality
  • children
  • gradients
  • poverty

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