Status Syndrome - Status Syndrome: Heath follows a social...

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Status Syndrome: Heath follows a social gradient: the status syndrome. People of higher class, with larger houses, and more money tend to live longer statistically than those with less. In North America and Australia the differences are as big as, if not bigger than, they are in Britain. Psychological inequality has profound effects on body systems. Thus, a prominent hypothesis is that the elevated mortality risk associated with low levels of income and education is primarilydueto the higher prevalence of health risk behaviors among peoplewhoare poor and/or have low educational attainment However, previous efforts to explain socioeconomic differences in mortality in a variety of subpopulations have found that strong differences remain after controlling for major lifestyle risk factors The results show that the effect of income on mortality was strong and significant when controlling for educational attainment and background demographic variables. However,whenthesesociodemographic
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course D SOC 101 taught by Professor Hirschl,t. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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