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Socio-economic health differences among the elderly population in Krakow, Poland

Knurowski, T.; van Dijk, J.P.; Geckova, A.M.; Brzyski, P.; Tobiasz-Adamczyk, B.; van den Heuvel, W.J.


OBJECTIVES: To assess whether socio-economic health differences persist into old age in Poland and if there are SES-related differences in health by age group and gender. METHODS: 528 randomly chosen, not institutionalized elderly people aged 65-85 living in Krakow were interviewed about their socio-economic status (occupation, education, income, house ownership), health status (self-rated health) and quality of life (Cantril's ladder). RESULTS: People with higher level of education and higher occupational status reported significantly better health and better quality of life compared to people who were not as well off. Income level and house ownership had a significant influence on the quality of life of elderly people. In addition, some findings indicate differences in the patterning of health inequalities across particular age and gender groups. CONCLUSION: There are socio-economic differences in health and quality of life among the urban elderly population in Poland which are unfavourable for lower social strata


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Type document Journal
Title Socio-economic health differences among the elderly population in Krakow, Poland
Title order Socio-economic health differences among the elderly population in Krakow, Poland
Alternative title Sozial- und Präventivmedizin
URL PM:16010817
Periodical Sozial- und Präventivmedizin
Printing on demand no
Pages 177-185
Volume 50
Number 3
Reprint status NOT IN FILE
Year issued 2005
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Language en_US
Type Article / Letter to editor
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess whether socio-economic health differences persist into old age in Poland and if there are SES-related differences in health by age group and gender. METHODS: 528 randomly chosen, not institutionalized elderly people aged 65-85 living in Krakow were interviewed about their socio-economic status (occupation, education, income, house ownership), health status (self-rated health) and quality of life (Cantril's ladder). RESULTS: People with higher level of education and higher occupational status reported significantly better health and better quality of life compared to people who were not as well off. Income level and house ownership had a significant influence on the quality of life of elderly people. In addition, some findings indicate differences in the patterning of health inequalities across particular age and gender groups. CONCLUSION: There are socio-economic differences in health and quality of life among the urban elderly population in Poland which are unfavourable for lower social strata
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ISBN 0303-8408
Author(s) Knurowski, T.; van Dijk, J.P.; Geckova, A.M.; Brzyski, P.; Tobiasz-Adamczyk, B.; van den Heuvel, W.J.;
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