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Income-related inequalities in chronic conditions, physical functioning and psychological distress among older people in Australia: cross-sectional findings from the 45 and up study

Korda, Rosemary; Paige, Ellie; Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Latz, Isabel; Friel, Sharon


BACKGROUND: The burden of chronic disease continues to rise as populations age. There is relatively little published on the socioeconomic distribution of this burden in older people. This study quantifies absolute and relative income-related inequalities in prevalence of chronic diseases, severe physical functioning limitation and high psychological distress in mid-age and older people in Australia. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 208,450 participants in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-07-22
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-741


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