publication . Other literature type . Article . 1995

Deprivation indices: their interpretation and use in relation to health.

Carstairs, V;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 1995
  • Publisher: BMJ
Abstract
STUDY OBJECTIVE--To examine the use of deprivation indices in relation to health. DESIGN--This paper reviews selected publications which illustrate the diversity of use of deprivation indices in the past decade. Most of this work is based in the major routine databases which exist in this country: the census, population, mortality, cancer register, and health service records all now incorporate a postcode identifier which permits the derivation of data at small area level, and thus the examination of health events in relation to the characteristics of that area - usually ward or postcode sector. The small area approach provides a valuable tool both in deprivatio...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Research Article
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