News tagged with socioeconomic status
Men's upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 15, 2013 | 3.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Math and reading ability at age 7 may be linked with socioeconomic status several decades later, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The ch ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
As parents, physicians and policymakers look for ways to curb childhood obesity, they may need to look no further than a child's own backyard.
Overweight and Obesity May 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—There is wide variation in the prescription rates of high-risk medications (HRM) among Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of ...
Health Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Most of us have heard this old adage applied to many of life's decisions, from planting crops, to dating, to buying stock. Spread your resources to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2013 | 4 / 5 (10) | 1 |
(HealthDay)—For young women with breast cancer, a longer treatment delay time (TDT) is associated with decreased survival, especially for African-American women, those with public or no insurance, and those ...
Surgery Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths and is tied as the third leading cause of death overall in industrialized countries. Within the United States, several groups identified by race, sex, and socioeconomic ...
Cancer Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according ...
Health Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Many women choose to have labor induced or to have an elective Cesarean delivery before the full term of their pregnancy is up, but a new study suggests their child's development may suffer ...
Pediatrics Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—For healthy full-term infants, development at age 12 months is associated with gestational age, with scores increasing for each additional week of gestation, according to a study published online ...
Pediatrics Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Psoriasis is significantly tied to an increased risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus (DM), according to a study published online March 14 in Diabetes Care.
Diabetes Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Children with an autism spectrum disorder may be at greater risk for contemplating suicide or attempting suicide than children without autism, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Research has long linked high socioeconomic status with better health and lower mortality. But what's remained unclear is whether this association has more to do with access to resources (education, wealth, career opportunity, ...
Health Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Although the long-term consequences of childhood obesity are well documented, some school districts have reduced physical education classes to devote more time to the 3 Rs in education—reading, writing, and arithmetic. ...
Pediatrics Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
People of high socioeconomic status are more likely to be able to access primary care than those of low socioeconomic status, even within a universal health care system in which physicians are reimbursed equally for each ...
Health Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
Socioeconomic status (SES) is an economic and sociological combined total measure of a person's work experience and of an individual's or family’s economic and social position relative to others, based on income, education, and occupation. When analyzing a family’s SES, the household income earners' education and occupation are examined, as well as combined income, versus with an individual, when their own attributes are assessed.
Socioeconomic status is typically broken into three categories, high SES, middle SES, and low SES to describe the three areas a family or an individual may fall into. When placing a family or individual into one of these categories any or all of the three variables (income, education, and occupation) can be assessed.
A fourth variable, wealth, may also be examined when determining socioeconomic status.
Additionally, income, occupation and education have shown to be strong predictors of a range of physical and mental health problems, ranging from respiratory viruses, arthritis, coronary disease, and schizophrenia.
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