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Health related lifestyle in adolescence predicts adult educational level: a longitudinal study from Finland.

Authors
  • Koivusilta, L
  • Rimpelä, A
  • Rimpelä, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1998
Volume
52
Issue
12
Pages
794–801
Identifiers
PMID: 10396520
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Those who reach a high level of education in adulthood, have had a health enhancing lifestyle already in adolescence, while those reaching only a low level, have had a health compromising lifestyle. Health plays only a small part in the prediction of adult educational level. The results suggest that a health compromising lifestyle, adopted already in adolescence, is an important mechanism from which educational health differences originate.

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