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Health Inequalities Across Socio-economic Groups: Comparing Geographic-area-based and Individual-based Indicators

Walker, Agnes; Becker, Niels


Objectives: To compare health inequality estimates obtained with different types of indicators of socio-economic status (SES), and study whether some of these are better predictors of health status, as indicated by observed disability data, than others. Methods: Australian data were used to compare the use of the geographically based Socio-economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) in health inequality studies with two individual-based SES indicators able to account for family income and size....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2005.02.008


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