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Social inequalities in health have been documented all over the world. There is strong evidence that indicators of socioeconomic position such as education, income or employment status affect health, leaving those in lower positions at higher risk for morbidity and premature mortality.
To date, major evidence comes from cohort studies of general populations, whereas relatively few investigations analyzed social inequalities in health among persons with a disability.
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Fekete C, Reinhardt JD, Arora M, Patrick Engkasan J, Gross-Hemmi M, Kyriakides A, Le Fort M, Tough H. Socioeconomic status and social relationships in persons with spinal cord injury from 22 countries: Does the countries' socioeconomic development moderate associations? PLOS ONE 2021.