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Variation des écarts de l'état de santé en fonction du revenu au Québec de 1987 à 1998

The report Variation des écarts de l'état de santé en fonction du revenu au Québec de 1987 à 1998 (differences in health status based on income in Québec from 1987 to 1998) sets out the results of a study by Marc Ferland, of the Québec regional health and social services board (RRSSS), on the measurement over a period of time of selected health indicators among the various socioeconomic groups. Based on data from the surveys Santé Québec 1987 and Enquête sociale et de santé 1998, health status, which is perceived as average or bad, the high level of the psychological stress index, and long-term activity limitations, as well as indicators on the prevalence of specific health problems are studied therein. The results of this study add to the literature on the evolution of inequities in Québec recently studied by the departmental committee on the reduction of poverty-related inequities in health and well-being.