Socioeconomic status and health: exploring biological pathways
The cross-sectional Biomarkers Study was undertaken in Canberra, Australia (2000-2002) to examine the role of psychosocial factors in the socioeconomic health gradient, via physiological changes consequent upon activation of the neuroendocrine stress response.¶ The study population was derived from healthy 40-44 year old men and women already participating in a longitudinal cohort study. Using data from the cohort study, four groups with similar occupational status were formed. The study sample...[Show more]
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