Socially differentiated tracking of health and health behaviours may contribute to health inequalities in adulthood. The modifying effect of socio-economic position on the tracking of overweight from mid-adolescence (age 15 years) into adulthood (age 27 years) was assessed in a randomly sampled Danish cohort (n = 561). The tracking was studied by prediction analyses conducted by logistic regression analyses. Strong tracking patterns were found to be independent of socio-economic background.
European Journal of Public Health, 2012, Vol 22, Issue 6, p. 885-7
Adolescent; Adult; Age Distribution; Age Factors; Aging; Cross-Sectional Studies; Denmark; Female; Health Behavior; Health Status Disparities; Humans; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Overweight; Predictive Value of Tests; Prevalence; Questionnaires; Sex Factors; Social Class; Socioeconomic Factors; Young Adult