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A regional comparison of socioeconomic and health indices in a Canadian province

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  • Frohlich, Norman
  • Mustard, Cam

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In most jurisdictions, information on socioeconomic attributes of geographic areas is readily available. As well, limited measures of health, such as mortality rates or indicators derived from health service use, are also routinely collected for geographically defined populations. In this paper we present a methodology for selecting and combining measures of area socioeconomic characteristics to produce a composite index which is relevant for health-related research. The performance of this composite index in this setting was consistent with deprivation indices developed in the United Kingdom, and showed strong associations with measures of population health status and health service utilization.

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  • Frohlich, Norman & Mustard, Cam, 1996. "A regional comparison of socioeconomic and health indices in a Canadian province," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 42(9), pages 1273-1281, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:42:y:1996:i:9:p:1273-1281
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    1. Kaltenthaler, Eva & Maheswaran, Ravi & Beverley, Catherine, 2004. "Population-based health indexes: a systematic review," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 68(2), pages 245-255, May.
    2. Matheson, Flora I. & Moineddin, Rahim & Dunn, James R. & Creatore, Maria Isabella & Gozdyra, Piotr & Glazier, Richard H., 2006. "Urban neighborhoods, chronic stress, gender and depression," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 63(10), pages 2604-2616, November.
    3. Matheson, Flora I. & Moineddin, Rahim & Glazier, Richard H., 2008. "The weight of place: A multilevel analysis of gender, neighborhood material deprivation, and body mass index among Canadian adults," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 66(3), pages 675-690, February.
    4. Steven Prus, 2007. "Age, SES, and Health: A Population Level Analysis of Health Inequalities over the Life Course," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 181, McMaster University.
    5. Kretowicz PaweĊ‚, 2010. "The Influence of Socio-Economic Factors upon Public Health on the Example of Podkarpackie Voivodship," Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, De Gruyter Open, vol. 14(14), pages 63-78, January.

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