Socioeconomic differences in severe back morbidity

Punnett, L.
June 2006
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Jun2006, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p369
Academic Journal
The article discusses the socioeconomic differences in severe back morbidity. There are many evidences that demonstrate the importance of socioeconomic status (SES) for an impressive range of health conditions, such as obesity, depression, cardiovascular disease, chronic headache, etc. Socioeconomic disparities in morbidity and mortality have also become a topic of major interest in public health. SES is also a factor in determining the incidence of low back pain (LBP). LBP severity are inversely related to blue collar versus white collar status, income, and education. Similar trends have been noted for neck and upper extremity disorders, knee osteoarthritis, and so on.


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