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The standing, state, or condition of an individual; the rights, obligations, capacities, and incapacities that assign an individual to a given class.

For example, the term status is used in reference to the legal state of being an infant, a ward, or a prisoner, as well as in reference to a person's social standing in the community.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

STATUS. The condition of persons. It also means estate, because it signifies the condition or circumstances in which the owner stands with regard to his property. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1689.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We conducted hierarchical regression analysis to explore the moderating effect of perceived socioeconomic status on the relationship between benevolence--dependability value and subjective value in the intertemporal choice task, while controlling for age, gender, and grade.
Participants who compared themselves with people at the very bottom would experience a high subjective socioeconomic status (SSES), whereas those who compared with people at the very top would experience a low SSES.
Socioeconomic status is also associated with the perception of the possibilities for practicing physical activities.
Score analysis: Regarding the construction of the socioeconomic status index, a data exploratory factorial analysis for the elaboration of the socioeconomic status index was initially developed.
Low socioeconomic status, low monthly household income and low educational level are associated with less access to dental services and oral hygiene products, poorer knowledge regarding oral health and oral hygiene and, consequently, a greater frequency and severity of dental caries.A15 Another study suggested that, the use of tooth brushing was higher among the children of mothers with higher education, as compared with those born to mothers with lower education.16
Males were more depressed than females and there was higher level of depression in upper middle socioeconomic status than other socioeconomic statuses.
The socioeconomic status was determined by taking objective criteria--income, occupation and prestige.
Results: The mean age at menarche was 12.1 [+ or -] 1.19 years, which was less than that observed in studies conducted in various parts of world and India, which also showed a statistically significant association with body mass index and socioeconomic status.
Many factors such as nutrition and socioeconomic status affect IQ development.
Generally the factors that are responsible for academic performance of students include age gender geographical belongingness ethnicity marital status socioeconomic status (SES) parents' education level parental profession language income and religious affiliations.
His topics include defining and measuring health, the relationship between socioeconomic status and health, how low social status leads to poor health, whether race/ethnicity or socioeconomic status is more important in affecting health status, children's health disparities, whether race/ethnicity affects how physicians treat patients, why it does, when it is appropriate to use a patient's race/ethnicity to guide medical decisions, and how to reduce health disparities.