Socioeconomic inequalities and “bad behaviours” – Kylie Ball

Health inequalities by socioeconomic position have been documented consistently across populations, socioeconomic indicators, health outcomes and over time. Robust evidence also attests to the existence of widespread socioeconomic inequalities in health behaviours, including eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Given the key role played by these behaviours in protecting or predisposing individuals to chronic disease risk, these behavioural factors likely comprise at least part of the pathway through which socioeconomic position impacts health.

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