Jarman index

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A scoring system developed by the British general practitioner Brian Jarman (b. 1933) for the level of social deprivation in a community, using census data on percentages of old people living alone, single-parent families, children younger than 5 years of age, unskilled and unemployed persons, ethnic minorities, overcrowded dwellings, changes of address in previous year, etc. Although a valid indicator, it is not generally accepted outside the United Kingdom, and there it is less widely used than other scales, such as the Townsend score.

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