Category Archives: Socioeconomic Status

Throwback Thursday: Neighborhood Income and DNA Damage from Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Prostate Tissue.

Throwback Thursday posts will revisit previously published articles and provide results of additional analyses that didn’t fit within the Journal’s word limits or re-imagine how the underlying data in the paper can be presented graphically. “Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status Modifies the … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice: Social Disparities in Exposures to Environmental Pollutants

Location, location, location.  Anyone who has been in the real estate market knows that location is one of the most important factors in determining property value.  But, a large body of evidence indicates that property value is not the only … Continue reading

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Info-Graphic: Mortality Attributable to Social Factors

We just posted a graph using data from Galea 2011 and Minino 2002 to compare deaths attributable to social factors verses listed “causes” of death in 2000.  The data show that deaths attributable to social factors are similar in number to deaths … Continue reading

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Health Insurance and Access to Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the greatest contributor to morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries, and these diseases are disproportionately experienced by those in the most disadvantaged circumstances.  In line with initiatives to “close the gap” on several health … Continue reading

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Anxious? Depressed? You might be suffering from capitalism: contradictory class locations and the prevalence of depression and anxiety in the USA

New work in the journal Sociology of Health and Illness by Seth Prins, a Doctoral Student in Epidemiology, and Cluster faculty, Lisa Bates and Katherine Keyes, explores how social class may influence depression and anxiety in ways that are not explained by … Continue reading

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Changes in Food Prices

The USDA Economic Research Service just released interesting data and analyses on changes in inflation-adjusted food prices from 1985 to 2014.  The price of fresh fruit and vegetables has increased and the price of fats and oils and sugar and sweets … Continue reading

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