Socioeconomic status

Definition of socioeconomic status

socioeconomic status

(SOH-see-oh-EH-kuh-NAH-mik STA-tus)
A way of describing people based on their education, income, and type of job. Socioeconomic status is usually described as low, medium, and high. People with a lower socioeconomic status usually have less access to financial, educational, social, and health resources than those with a higher socioeconomic status. As a result, they are more likely to be in poor health and have chronic health conditions and disabilities. Also called SES.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms