Indicators of socioeconomic position (part 1)

J Epidemiol Community Health. 2006 Jan;60(1):7-12. doi: 10.1136/jech.2004.023531.


This glossary presents a comprehensive list of indicators of socioeconomic position used in health research. A description of what they intend to measure is given together with how data are elicited and the advantages and limitation of the indicators. The glossary is divided into two parts for journal publication but the intention is that it should be used as one piece. The second part highlights a life course approach and will be published in the next issue of the journal.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Social Class*
  • Terminology as Topic*