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The associations between unhealthy behaviours, mental stress, and low socio-economic status in an international comparison of representative samples from Thailand and England

Lazzarino, Antonio; Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Steptoe, Andrew; Sleigh, Adrian C; Seubsman, Sam-ang


BACKGROUND Socioeconomic status is a recognised determinant of health status, and the association may be mediated by unhealthy behaviours and psychosocial adversities, which, in developed countries, both aggregate in low socioeconomic sectors of the population. We explored the hypothesis that unhealthy behavioural choices and psychological distress do not both aggregate in low socioeconomic status groups in developing countries. METHODS Our study is based on a cross-sectional comparison between...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-02-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Globalization and Health
DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-10-10


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