Journal article

Intersectionality: Social Marginalisation and Self-Reported Health Status in Young People

Fiona Robards, Melissa Kang, Georgina Luscombe, Catherine Hawke, Lena Sanci, Katharine Steinbeck, Karen Zwi, Susan Towns, Tim Usherwood

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to measure young people's health status and explore associations between health status and belonging to one or more socio-culturally marginalised group. METHODS: part of the Access 3 project, this cross-sectional survey of young people aged 12-24 years living in New South Wales, Australia, oversampled young people from one or more of the following groups: Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander; living in rural and remote areas; homeless; refugee; and/or, sexuality and/or gender diverse. This paper reports on findings pertaining to health status, presence of chronic health conditions, psychological distress, and wellbeing measures. RESULTS: 1416 partici..

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