Social gradients have been found across European populations, where less affluent groups are more often affected by poor housing and neighbourhood conditions. While poor housing and neighbourhood quality have been associated with a range of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), these conditions have rarely been applied to the examination of socioeconomic differences in NCDs. This study therefore asks ‘to what extent does adjusting for poor housing and neighbourhood conditions reduce inequalities in NCDs among men and women in Europe’?The results show that social gradients in poor housing and neighbourhood quality could be an important contributor to educational inequalities in some NCDs.
Authors: C. L. McNamara, M. Balaj, K. H. Thomson, T. A. Eikemo, C. Bambra
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