Department of Economic Sciences, School of Economics and Political Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Mentis Isidoros, Department of Economic Sciences, School of Economics and Political Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Received: December 08, 2021; Published: March 04, 2022
The present work deals with the change in the health indicators in Greece over time and the socio-economic factors that cause health inequality, focusing on the economic crisis. At the same time, it is attempted to explain the causal parameters-mechanisms of provoking the abovementioned inequalities and to propose interventions to reduce their intensity in the context of a more fair socio-economic policy.
GOOGLE SCHOLAR has been sought in order to analyze the term «health» through health indicators and to investigate the epidemiological understanding of the disease and its domestic prevalence, through socio-economic indicators. In addition, statistical data were extracted from the Eurostat database and processed diagrammatically to record an average level of health and long-term inherited domestic health inequalities.
Through the aforementioned methodology, the author recorded the evolution of health indicators of the Greek population (healthy life years, life expectancy , infant mortality , population with long-term disease, health problem and activity limitation), the negative impact of the economic crisis on their level and their association with socio-economic factors (income-education-urbanization) that have a long-lasting effect on the classification of the health of the domestic population, causing health inequalities.
The domestic health level, through the use of health indicators, recording its long-term grading, had been heavily hit by the onset of the economic crisis and in combination with the change in socio-economic indicators, has highlighted the importance of the latter in the health of individuals and the wider community and by adopting the proposed policy of stigmatizing the intensity of the inequalities caused, the differentiations can be eliminated (or at least mitigated) and social balance can be achieved.
Keywords: Economic Crisis; Health Indicators; Socio-Economic Inequalities; Health Inequalities
Citation: Mentis Isidoros. “Impact of Health Indicators and Socio-Economic Inequalities on Greek Population’s Health Level in Relation to Causes”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.4 (2022): 03-12.
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