Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 24 pp 24693—24708

Beyond the social gradient: the role of lifelong socioeconomic status in older adults’ health trajectories

Figure 1. Baseline health status as indicated by mean HAT-scores with 95% confidence intervals by latent socioeconomic groups and age cohorts of the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden. The shading of the graph represents the clinical characterization of HAT-scores: 3-4.9 mild functional dependence; 5-6.9 compromised physical functioning with multimorbidity with some cognitive deficits; 7-8.9 slight functional or cognitive impairments with some morbidities, and 9-10 good functioning and morbidity status.