Unemployed people with self-reported poor health had a mortality rate three times higher mortality rate than expected and were two times higher for unemployed women

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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) says that in an international context, Norway stands as an egalitarian country with only small class and income disparities, in which everyone basically has equal access to universal health care. Yet research on self-reported health and mortality data has shown that Norway has social inequalities on par with many other countries in Western Europe. Higher mortality among the unemployed The lower on the socioeconomic ladder one finds oneself, the more frequently most health problems occur. Socioeconomic status refers to education, occupation or income. Looking at Norway’s 1980 census results, for example, a male chef had a life expectancy of 71 years, while a lecturer had a life expectancy of 81 years. However, the study results show that the relationship between self-reported health and mortality is about equally strong across occupational classes and across income groups. This increases the credibility of population studies that use…

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Unemployed people with self-reported poor health had a mortality rate three times higher mortality rate than expected and were two times higher for unemployed women

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