Socio-economic gradients in the presence of musculoskeletal and other chronic diseases: results from a cross-sectional study in the Netherlands

P. Putrik*, S. Ramiro, A. M. Chorus, A. P. Keszei, A. Boonen

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Abstract

Socio-economic gradients in occurrence of diseases have been reported for many chronic conditions. However, whether the magnitude of socio-economic gradients differs across diseases and the extent to which lifestyle mediates such relationships are not known. Cross-sectional data from The National Monitor on Musculoskeletal System was used. Respondents (>18years) completed a questionnaire including gender, education, social status, lifestyle, and physician-diagnosed diseases. Logistic regressions investigated the relationship between education and the major chronic diseases (musculoskeletal diseases (MSKD), diabetes, cardiovascular (CVD), cancer, mental, respiratory, any disease). Next, analyses were repeated in individuals with potential to have paid work (i.e., those

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3173-3182
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Chronic diseases
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • RMDs
  • Socio-economic gradients
  • Socio-economic inequalities
  • MULTIPLE IMPUTATION
  • HEART-DISEASE
  • INEQUALITIES
  • MORBIDITY
  • HEALTH
  • ASSOCIATION
  • ARTHRITIS
  • MORTALITY
  • MEN

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