direkt zum Inhalt springen

direkt zum Hauptnavigationsmenü

Sie sind hier

TU Berlin

Page Content

There is no English translation for this web page.

On age-specific variations in income-related inequalities in diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

Siegel M, Lüngen M, Stock S
International Journal of Public Health 58(1):33-41.





This article examines whether the social health gradients in diabetes, hypertension and obesity for men and women vary significantly across different age groups.


We use a pooled sample of German survey data from the years 2002 and 2006 with a total of 87,601 observations. We employ a varying Wagstaff index derived from the class of Gini-type concentration indices to estimate age-specific income-related health inequalities.


We find significant health disadvantages among poor women in mid-age, but no significant age-specific income-related health inequalities among men. Some leveling of inequalities in diabetes is observed.


The results suggest that variations in age-specific inequalities are unlikely to be a purely artificial result of health-related selection into retirement or mortality.

Zusatzinformationen / Extras

Quick Access:

Schnellnavigation zur Seite über Nummerneingabe

Zusatz / Addon