Relationship between Inequalities in Health and Inequalities in Socioeconomic Status

사회 경제적인 불평등이 건강 불평등에 미치는 영향 연구

  • Lee, Kwang-Ok (College of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Yoon, Hee-Sang (College of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University)
  • 이광옥 (이화여자대학교 간호과학대학) ;
  • 윤희상 (이화여자대학교 간호과학대학)
  • Published : 2001.12.01


This cross-sectional study is to measure the distribution of self-reported health by income, house type, level of education, income satisfaction and self reported social class in an effort to compare the level of health inequality in Korea. The data used in the research are the Social Statistics Survey undertaken in 1999. The correlation coefficient was used to measure the association between inequalities in health and inequalities in socioeconomic status. The correlation coefficient was the most significant between self-reported health and the level of education and income satisfaction. As for the health-related behavior, hypertension, smoking, overweight and drinking were shown to be highly correlated with self-reported health.