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Do social inequalities in health widen or converge with age? Longitudinal evidence from three cohorts in the West of Scotland

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 2011
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Title
Do social inequalities in health widen or converge with age? Longitudinal evidence from three cohorts in the West of Scotland
Published in
BMC Public Health, December 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-947
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Authors

Michaela Benzeval, Michael J Green, Alastair H Leyland

Abstract

Existing studies are divided as to whether social inequalities in health widen or converge as people age. In part this is due to reliance on cross-sectional data, but also among longitudinal studies to differences in the measurement of both socioeconomic status (SES) and health and in the treatment of survival effects. The aim of this paper is to examine social inequalities in health as people age using longitudinal data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study to investigate the effect of selective mortality, the timing of the SES measure and cohort on the inequality patterns.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Colombia 1 1%
Unknown 79 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 19 23%
Student > Master 12 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 4 5%
Other 21 26%
Unknown 10 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 28%
Social Sciences 22 27%
Psychology 6 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 13 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 August 2012.
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#6,403,110
of 21,664,628 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#6,706
of 14,034 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#66,458
of 253,156 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#280
of 686 outputs
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