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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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