The Comparison of General Health and Life Expectancy between Students with Favorable and Unfavorable Socioeconomic Status

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Psychology, Tehran, PNU, Iran


Introduction: The present study aims to compare general health and life expectancy between students with favorable and unfavorable socioeconomic status.

Methods: The statistical population in this study consists of all the students of Lamerd city in the second semester of the academic year of 2013-2014. The sample of this study consists of 200 male and female students. A hundred of them are in the favorable socioeconomic status and the other 100 are in the unfavorable socioeconomic status which were selected by multistage random sampling.

Results: The results of the analysis of MANOVA on the mean of life expectancyand general health scores indicated that there is a significant difference between the two groups regarding the investigated variables.

Conclusion: In general, given the vulnerability of people who are in low socioeconomic status compared to the other segments of the society, more attention should be paid to this issue by the authorities.


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