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All-cause and cause-specific mortality by socioeconomic status among employed persons in 27 US states, 1984-1997.

Authors
Steenland-K; Hu-S; Walker-J
Source
Am J Publ Health 2004 Jun; 94(6):1037-1042
NIOSHTIC No.
20030508
Abstract
We investigated mortality differences according to socioeconomic status (SES) for employed persons in 27 states during 1984-1997. SES was determined for persons aged 35-64 years according to the "usual occupation" listed on their death certificates. We used US Census denominator data. For all-cause mortality, rate ratios from lowest to highest SES quartile for men and women were 2.02, 1.69, 1.25, and 1.00 and 1.29, 1.01, 1.07, and 1.00, respectively. Percentage of all deaths attributable to being in the lowest 3 SES quartiles was 27%. Inverse SES gradients were strong for most major causes of death except breast cancer and colorectal cancer. Heart disease mortality for highest and lowest SES quartiles dropped 45% and 25%, respectively, between 1984 and 1997. Mortality differences by SES were sustained through the 1990s and are increasing for men.
Keywords
Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Age-groups; Sex-factors; Occupational-diseases; Diseases
Contact
Kyle Steenland, PhD, Professor, Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Ave, Atlanta, GA 30322
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
20040601
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
nsteenl@sph.emory.edu
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0090-0036
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
OH; GA
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