[Small changes in health differences in the Nordic countries during the 1980s and 1990s]

Lakartidningen. 2001 May 23;98(21):2576-7, 2580-4.
[Article in Swedish]


The study examined changes over time in health inequality in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Data derive from comparable interview surveys carried out in 1986/87 and 1994/95. Limiting long-standing illness and perceived ill health were analysed regarding age, gender; educational attainment, and employment status. Age adjusted prevalence rates were calculated. Changes in differences in health were found in education and employment status groups. There was little or no change in the prevalence of ill health during the time period studied. Despite social and economic changes differences in health remained broadly stable in the examined countries.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Databases, Factual
  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Educational Status
  • Employment
  • Female
  • Finland / epidemiology
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Morbidity*
  • Norway / epidemiology
  • Socioeconomic Factors*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Sweden / epidemiology