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Comparison of socioeconomic differences in self-perceived health in Estonia and Finland

Autorid: Pärna K , Ringmets I
Väljaandja/tellija: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Märksõnad: Soome, hinnangud, sotsiaalmajanduslikud näitajad, haridustase, tööhõive
Välja antud: 2010
Tüüp: Teaduslik artikkel/kogumik
Viide: K. Pärna, I. Ringmets. Comparison of socioeconomic differences in self-perceived health in Estonia and Finland. Scand J Public Health 2010;38:129-134.
Link: http://sjp.sagepub.com/content/38/2/129.abstract
Alamvaldkonnad:Sotsiaalmajanduslikud näitajad
Tervisenäitajate siseriiklik ja rahvusvaheline võrdlus
Kirjeldus: Aim: To compare self-perceived health in relation to socioeconomic factors in Estonia and Finland.
Methods: This study was based on the 25-69 year old adult population of the European Social Survey, conducted in Estonia and in Finland in 2006. Self-perceived health was rated on the five-point scale as very good, good, fair, poor, and very poor. The socioeconomic position was measured by the level of education, economic activity, and self-rated financial situation. Logistic regression analysis was applied to assess the association between self-perceived health and the socioeconomic factors.
Results: The prevalence of less-than-good health was significantly higher in Estonia than in Finland. Significant associations with less-than-good self-perceived health were found for less educated, economically non-active respondents with poorer self-rated financial situation in both countries. After adjustment, economic non-activity among women and self-rated financial situation among men appeared not to be associated with less-than-good self-perceived health in Finland.
Conclusions: Self-perceived health was poorer in Estonia than in Finland, but Estonia shares with Finland a similar socioeconomic pattern of health. Further research is needed to monitor socioeconomic variations in health behaviour and mortality in both countries.