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Comparing health inequalities across time and place--rate ratios and rate differences lead to different conclusions: analysis of cross-sectional data from 22 countries 1991-2001.

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BACKGROUND: Socio-economic inequalities in health within countries are a key public health issue. It is important that we can effectively make international comparisons of the level of inequalities and assess trends over time. We investigate how the results of such comparisons can differ depending on whether inequality is quantified using the rate ratio or rate difference. METHODS: We examine levels and trends in inequality in under-five mortality using data from 22 low/lower-middle income c...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/ije/dym176
Journal:
International journal of epidemiology More from this journal
Volume:
36
Issue:
6
Pages:
1285-1291
Publication date:
2007-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:328939
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uuid:c9d38a6d-7db0-4175-8d28-96626763a24f
Local pid:
pubs:328939
Source identifiers:
328939
Deposit date:
2013-02-20

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