Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health complaints : A multilevel latent class analysis in 45 countries
Hammami, N., Gobina, I., Lukoševičiūtė, J., Kostičová, M., Lyyra, N., Gariepy, G., Šmigelskas, K., Baban, A., Malinowska-Cieślik, M., & Elgar, F. J. (2022). Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health complaints : A multilevel latent class analysis in 45 countries. Current Psychology, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03038-6
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Our study evaluated the relationship between adolescent health complaints and socioeconomic position in 45 countries. Data are from the 2017/2018 international Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey which used proportionate sampling among adolescents aged 11 to 15 years old (n=228,979). Multilevel, multinomial regression analysis assessed the association between the multilevel latent classes with socioeconomic status (SES; at the household and country level). Three distinct latent classes were identified: No Complaints, Psychological Complaints, and a Physical and Psychological Complaints class; where, low household SES was highest for the physical and psychological complaints class. The findings suggest that health promotion policies and interventions among adolescents should consider the specific needs of adolescents living with low household SES as they report more subjective health complaints.
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Related funder(s)Stockholm University
Additional information about fundingHBSC is an international study carried out in collaboration with WHO/EURO. The International Coordinator of the 2017/2018 survey was Jo Inchley (University of Glasgow) and the Data Bank Manager was prof. Oddrun Samdal (University of Bergen).
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