The theoretical background of the study is based on the biopsychosocial model of health and the resource theory. The basic hypothesis is that socioeconomic status has an impact on risk behavior as well as on health status. Higher socioeconomic status implies greater availability of material and non-materialresources and as a consequence positive influence upon greater awareness about health endangering behavior, general patterns of behavior and general health status. Gender, age, education and average household income percapita have been taken as the indicators of socioeconomic status. Analysis focuses on one dimension of health, tha is self reported physical well being. The respondents have been asked about various aspect of their physical fitness, risk behavior and the frequency of perceived illness symptoms in the last year. The following activities endangering health have been taken into account: smoking, drinking an alcohol and absence of regular activity for maintaining the psycho-physical wellbeing. Data has been obtained with the questionnaire "Quality of life in Slovenia - 1994" on a representative sample.Hypotheses are tested on the sample of respondents aged from 18 to 75 years, with chi-square test and multiple regression. The results showed that all indicators of socioeconomic status are significantly related to health; the highest explanatory power has gender, age and education. Men have more health endangering habits than women.