socioeconomic status


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socioeconomic status

[sō′sē·ō·ik′ənom′ik]
Etymology: L, socius, companion, oeconomicus, methodical, status, state
the position of an individual on a social-economic scale that measures such factors as education, income, type of occupation, place of residence, and, in some populations, heritage and religion.

socioeconomic status

The standing of a person or group in a community or society based on education, occupation and income, which is often used as a benchmark for investigating health inequalities.

socioeconomic status

Abbreviation: SES
The relative position attained by an individual in a cultural and financial hierarchy. Differences in socioeconomic status are responsible for important disparities in the nutrition, housing, safety, and health of large groups of people. In general, the lower one's SES, the greater one's risk of malnutrition, heart disease, infectious diseases, and early mortality from all causes. Income, education, occupation, vocation, and wealth all contribute to SES.
See also: status

socioeconomic status,

n the position of an individual on a socio-economic scale that measures such factors as education, income, type of occupation, place of residence, and in some populations, ethnicity and religion.
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Although working long hours is unlikely to increase diabetes risk in everyone, health professionals should be aware that it is associated with a significantly increased risk in people doing low socioeconomic status jobs.
That consistent increase suggests factors other than differences in socioeconomic status play a strong role in the excess odds seen in black women.
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23-fold higher than it was for the children whose mothers did not have gestational diabetes and who came from families with higher socioeconomic status.
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The already low levels of socioeconomic status and health care accessibility among these populations are further exacerbated by early childbearing.
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The authors conclude that, while the findings demonstrate the risk of neonatal morbidities in determining school readiness, lower socioeconomic status plays a far greater role than biomedical risks.
It turns out, however, that it's easy to identify socioeconomic status just from watching body language.
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He then presents individual chapters on the relationship between health status inequality on the one hand and socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity on the other.