Genetics and health inequalities: hypotheses and controversies
This article reviews the current understanding of the explanation of socioeconomic inequalities in health in industrialised countries and then tries to determine where genetic factors could fit into explanatory schemes. It focuses on the explanation of socioeconomic inequalities in frequency of the main health problems of middle and old age.
|Keywords||*Genetic Predisposition to Disease, *Health Status, *Social Class, Aged, Biomedical Research, Ethics, Research, Genotype, Humans, Middle aged, Phenotype, Socioeconomic Factors|
Mackenbach, J.P.. (2005). Genetics and health inequalities: hypotheses and controversies. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/8389