Socioeconomic differences in the associations between diabetes and hospital admission and mortality among older adults in Europe

Abstract: The aim of this study is to explain the trends in socioeconomic inequality and diabetes outcomes in terms of hospital admission and death in old European people. The sample includes 73,301 individuals, across 16 European countries taken from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). People being diagnosed of diabetes were more likely to be admitted to hospital than those without diabetes, although its effect dropped after controlling for clinical and functional complications. Largest asscociations were observed in women, people aged 50?65 years old, with medium educational level and medium household income. Diabetes was significant and positively related to mortality in the whole sample. Diabetes is significantly associated with mortality risk especially in males, oldest old people, low education and medium income people. These findings have important implications for public policies to reduce socioeconomic-related health inequalities.

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 Fuente: Economics & Human Biology Volume 33, May 2019, Pages 89-100

Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/03/2019

Nº de páginas: 34

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2018.12.007

ISSN: 1570-677X,1873-6130