9. Socio-demographic and psycho-social variables

Sally Macintyre and Annie Anderson

in Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology

Second edition

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780192627391
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723704 | DOI:
9. Socio-demographic and psycho-social variables

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This chapter describes and defines socio-demographic and psycho-social variables, and highlights the importance of attaining accurate measures of socio-demographic and psycho-social variables in the context of nutritional epidemiological studies. The scales of measurement and their determination are set out in detail. Criteria for developing sound and comparable measures are given.

Keywords: socio-demographic variables; psycho-social variables; health; behaviour; scales of measurement

Chapter.  7922 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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