Socio-economic confounding

D. J. Jolley, B. Jarman and P. Elliott

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI:
Socio-economic confounding

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This chapter reviews methods used to quantify ecological differences in the socio-economic status of areas, with reference to the literature on inequalities in health in Britain and elsewhere. It examines local variation in socio-economic characteristics near an industrial source, and presents an approach to the adjustment of socio-economic confounding at the small-area level.

Keywords: socio-economic differences; ecological differences; socio-economic status; inequalities

Chapter.  3350 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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