TITLE

Perceived discrimination and psychological distress in Sweden

AUTHOR(S)
Wamala, Sarah; Boström, Gunnel; Nyqvist, Karin; Boström, Gunnel
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Jan2007, Vol. 190, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
There is lack of evidence on the health effects of perceived discrimination. We analysed the association between perceived discrimination and psychological distress, and whether socio-economic disadvantage explains this association in 15,406 men and 17,922 women in Sweden during 2004. After adjustment for age and long-term illness, frequent experiences of discrimination were associated with increased likelihood of psychological distress. Socio-economic disadvantage explained about 25% of this association.
ACCESSION #
25744262

 

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