The presence of health differences by race, sex, and socioeconomic status are frequently found in research. Consequently, the growth for promoting a better understanding of the social determinants of health inequalities has risen in recent decades in both observational and clinical research. The goal in this line of research is to impact public health by reducing health inequalities. Merging views from sociology and epidemiology may help these efforts. For example, few studies have made use of cross-sectional markers of stratification. The use of markers of stratification as social determinants of health are important as the systematic relegation to lower social strata eventually becomes embodied inequality through increase in risk for morbidity. Cross-sectional markers of stratification refer to multidimensional measures. For example, the Class, Race, and then Sex (CRS) hypothesis of disability posits risk for disability is most concentrated in low-socioeconomic status minority females. This brief report uses cross-sectional markers stratification to show risk for ambulatory disability.
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