The relationship of individual and neighbourhood deprivation with morbidity in older adults: an observational study.
journal contributionposted on 2019-10-23, 14:47 authored by Kelvin P. Jordan, Richard Hayward, Eyitope Roberts, John J. Edwards, Umesh T. Kadam
The objective was to determine the relative association of social class and neighbourhood deprivation with primary care consultation for eight morbidities. In 18,047 survey responders aged ≥50 years, living in more deprived neighbourhoods was independently associated with new consultation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischaemic heart disease, diabetes, asthma and depression. Lower social class was associated with diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. No such associations were found with otitis media, osteoarthritis or upper respiratory tract infection. These findings suggest a role of social environment in certain morbidities and indicate the importance of identifying and acting on neighbourhood deprivation to reduce health inequalities.
The NorStOP study was supported by the Medical Research Council, UK programme grant [G9900220] and by the North Staffordshire Primary Care R&D Consortium for NHS service support costs. The KNEST study was supported by a West Midlands New Blood Research Fellowship and by the Haywood Rheumatism Research and Development Foundation, UK.
CitationEuropean Journal of Public Health, 2014, 24 (3), pp. 396-398
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