Social inequalities and mortality in Europe
results from a large multi-national cohort
Gallo, V., Mackenbach, J.P., Ezzati, M., Menvielle, G., & Kunst, A.E. (2012). Social inequalities and mortality in Europe: results from a large multi-national cohort. PLoS ONE 7
Socio-economic inequalities in mortality are observed at the country level in both North America and Europe. The purpose of this work is to investigate the contribution of specific risk factors to social inequalities in cause-specific mortality using a large multi-country cohort of Europeans.
Methods: A total of 3,456,689 person/years follow-up of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) was analysed. Educational level of subjects coming from 9 European countries was recorded as proxy for socio-economic status (SES). Cox proportional hazard model's with a step-wise inclusion of explanatory variables were used to explore the association between SES and mortality; a Relative Index of Inequality (RII) was calculated as measure of relative inequality.
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