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Gaceta Sanitaria

versión impresa ISSN 0213-9111

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CAICEDO, Beatriz  y  BERBESI FERNANDEZ, Dedsy. Self-rated health in adults: influence of poverty and income inequality in the area of residence. Gac Sanit [online]. 2015, vol.29, n.2, pp.97-104. ISSN 0213-9111.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2014.11.007.

Objective: To evaluate the influence of income inequality and poverty in the towns of Bogotá, Colombia, on poor self-rated health among their residents. Methods: The study was based on a multipurpose survey applied in Bogotá-Colombia. A hierarchical data structure (individuals = level1, locations = level 2) was used to define a logit-type multilevel logistic model. The dependent variable was self-perceived poor health, and local variables were income inequality and poverty. All analyses were controlled for socio-demographic variables and stratified by sex. Results: The prevalence of self-reported fair or poor health in the study population was 23.2%. Women showed a greater risk of ill health, as well as men and women with a low educational level, older persons, those without work in the last week and persons affiliated to the subsidized health system. The highest levels of poverty in the city increased the risk of poor health. Cross-level interactions showed that young women and men with a low education level were the most affected by income inequality in the locality. Conclusions: In Bogotá, there are geographical differences in the perception of health. Higher rates of poverty and income inequality were associated with an increased risk of self-perceived poor health. Notable findings were the large health inequalities at the individual and local levels.

Palabras clave : Multilevel analysis; Poverty; Health inequalities; Population; Health.

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