Abstract

Harding S. Social class differences in mortality of men: recent evidence from the OPCS Longitudinal Study. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Population Trends 1995; (80): 31-7.

Social class differences in male mortality by age and cause of death are presented using the most recently available data (1976-89) from the OPCS Longitudinal Study. Consistent differences in mortality by social class (as defined by occupation) are found through to the late 1980s. On a scale of increasing mortality disadvantage, mortality of men in Social Class I was the lowest and mortality of men in Social Class V was the highest.