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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The median socioeconomic status index, mother and respondent schooling was lower among individuals with disability when compared to those without disability, as shown in Figure 1.
Can type of school be used as an alternative indicator of socioeconomic status in dental caries studies?
Table 2: IQ for students in relation to socioeconomic status (N = 200] Socioeconomic Superior IQ Average IQ Status (Mean [+ or -] SD), (Mean [+ or -] SD), n = 58 n = 90 Class I, 116.
Parents with low socioeconomic status are less likely to purchase reading books or exercise for their children (Bradley & Corwyn, 2002).
According to the theory of"fundamental social causes," socioeconomic status shapes individuals' exposure to and experience of psychosocial and many biomedical health risk factors, and this differential exposure persists even when risk factors and diseases change over time (Link and Phelan 2010).
A structured questionnaire was used to obtain the socioeconomic status of the subjects' parents.
Prior published reports had identified both gestational diabetes and low socioeconomic status as risk factors for the subsequent development of ADHD in young children.
42 lower in the upper 50% vitamin C level group, compared with the lower 50% group, when socioeconomic status was also considered.
Caries diagnosis was limited by a lack of radiographs whilst the author's conclusion of a negative association between CLP and socioeconomic status, was unfounded as socioeconomic status not having been assessed.
Two-way ANOVA was applied to assess the gender and socioeconomic status differences in self-esteem among adolescents.
This study investigates the difference between the child acceptance-rejection behaviors of lower and upper socioeconomic status mothers with 5-year-old children, as well as the relationship between the mothers' age, the number and sex of their children, and mothers' acceptancerejection behaviors.
An article published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that vitamin C status has improved in the United States over the past decade, yet a significant incidence of deficiency still exists among smokers and individuals of low socioeconomic status.