How Early do Social Determinants of Health Begin to Operate?

From a life course perspective, important insights about how social determinants of health operate can be gained by analyzing the various forms that social climate can take in different life periods | Journal of Pediatric Nursing

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Highlights:

  • Perceptions of power imbalance and exclusion affect children’s self-rated health as early as elementary school.
  • Social exclusion in school is associated with lower odds of “excellent or very good” or “good” self-rated health.
  • Rejection from peers is a more important determinant of children’s self-rated health than is physical aggression.

Full reference: Zhang, A. et al. (2017) How Early do Social Determinants of Health Begin to Operate? Results From the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: 10th July 2017

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