Life-course socioeconomic environment and health risk behaviours: a multilevel small-area analysis of young-old persons in an urban neighbourhood in Lausanne, Switzerland

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_A0EE2CD1D006
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Life-course socioeconomic environment and health risk behaviours: a multilevel small-area analysis of young-old persons in an urban neighbourhood in Lausanne, Switzerland
Périodique
Health & place
Auteur(s)
Cornaz Sarah, Taffé Patrick, Santos-Eggimann Brigitte
ISSN
1353-8292
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2009
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Numéro
1
Pages
273-283
Langue
anglais
Résumé
With a life expectancy at the age of 65 of around 20 years, damaging health risk behaviours of young-old adults have become a target for preventive actions. Such risk factors necessitate an accurate understanding of the present and past socioeconomic conditions associated with health risk behaviours. The aim of our study is to assess the impact of certain life events as well as economic and environmental factors on health risk behaviours. We included 1309 participants of the Lausanne Cohort Lc65+ aged 65-70 years and employed logistic regression analyses, with individuals nested within areas. The results illustrate the influences of socioeconomic factors from childhood to young-old age. Life experiences in adulthood and economic resources in young-old age are both associated with unfavourable health behaviours. Neighbourhood is a modest determinant as well, particularly regarding alcohol consumption. Therefore, prevention against health risk behaviours should focus on population subgroups defined on the basis of their socioeconomic and living contexts.
Mots-clé
Aged, Female, Health Behavior, Humans, Male, Retrospective Studies, Risk-Taking, Small-Area Analysis, Social Class, Switzerland, Urban Population
Pubmed
Web of science
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10/03/2009 11:57
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:07
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