About Socioeconomic indicators
(depicting background for health action)
Socioeconomic indicators gauge economic conditions and sociocultural environment in which people live. Those living in underprivileged conditions are subject to long causal chain of mediating factors which affect health adversely through curvilinear pathways and may cause wide gaps of health inequalities in the population. Country's health sector in most cases, except for damage control, find itself constrained to address these beyond the health sector factors and end up in presenting by trying to adjust its performance in light of the prevailing inequities in socioeconomic conditions in the country.