Social disadvantage, a collective term which may (among others) refer to low socioeconomic status (i.e. low educational level, low income, low job status) or non-native ethnicity, is a strong determinant of health. Socioeconomic status and ethnicity (the latter being strongly associated with socioeconomic status) are of particular interest in the context of the subject of this thesis, i.e. overweight.

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J.P. Mackenbach (Johan)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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